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Animal Updates | Birds | Enrichment

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

One Tough Customer | Dominique  buttonLink

One Tough Customer

Sometimes it takes some trial and error, and a bit of luck, to figure out what type of enrichment our animals enjoy.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Enrichment

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Aquarium Animals Support Recycling | Dominique  buttonLink

Aquarium Animals Support Recycling

Our animals at the Aquarium support recycling, especially when it means they get a fun new toy. Kevin the Aracari enjoys the challenges and rewards of a food enrichment made from recycled materials.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Diving | Enrichment

Monday, June 30, 2014

Therapeutic Enrichment | Dominique  buttonLink

Therapeutic Enrichment

Sometimes our animals need a little extra love and care. Just like how we may need some cheering up when we’re sick, our recuperating animals appreciate some extra attention too. Enrichment is more than just for fun, it can also be used to benefit animals in recovery.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Conservation | Volunteering

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Extinct in the Wild | Hugh  buttonLink

Extinct in the Wild

The Guam Micronesian Kingfisher

It sometimes gives me the chills when I see these beautiful birds during my Aquarium volunteer shift. The Guam Micronesian Kingfisher is extinct in the wild. When I look at them I feel like I’m seeing living ghosts.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Enrichment

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Enrichment Challenge! Part 3

Frozen Treats for Ian

Aquarium staff and volunteers participated in an enrichment challenge put on by the IAATE to create inspired bird enrichment deceives using rubber. Check out the third of three creative enrichments we came up with and see all the fun our birds had!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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Enrichment Challenge! Part 2

Pompoms for the Lorikeets

Aquarium staff and volunteers participated in an enrichment challenge put on by the IAATE to create inspired bird enrichment deceives using rubber. Check out the second of three creative enrichments we came up with and see all the fun our birds had!

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Animal Updates | Birds | Penguins | Video

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Penguins are Habit-Forming | Hugh  buttonLink

Penguins are Habit-Forming

Why watch television soap operas and sitcoms at home when you can just come down to Long Beach and be entertained by the wee waddling wayfarers known as Magellanic Penguins. Warning! Way-too-cute penguin video Ahead!

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Animal Updates | Birds | Enrichment

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Enrichment Challenge!

Part 1: A Stingray for Lola

Aquarium staff and volunteers participated in an enrichment challenge put on by the IAATE to create inspired bird enrichment devices using rubber. Check out the first of three creative enrichments we came up with and see the fun our birds had!

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Animal Updates | Birds | Conservation | Volunteering

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Skim Hunting Osprey | Hugh  buttonLink

Skim Hunting Osprey

An Osprey's out of the ordinary fish hunting technique.

One of the benefits of being out in the field recording data on the Green Sea Turtles of the San Gabriel River for NOAA and the Aquarium of the Pacific is that Nature is always putting on a show. This past weekend we were fortunate to witness a rare hunting technique sometimes utilized by Ospreys. Skim Hunting.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Penguins | Enrichment

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Penguin Party!

We threw the penguins a party! While it’s breeding season for the penguins, not all of them are stuck at home in their nest box. We planned a bright and colorful enrichment session for a few of the penguins, not currently preoccupied with nesting.

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