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Animal Updates | Birds | Mammals | Enrichment

Monday, December 09, 2013

Delivering Holiday Treats to the Animals | Dominique  buttonLink

Delivering Holiday Treats to the Animals

Check out the enrichment items and treats our animals got during this year’s Holiday Treats Festival! Both animals and humans had so much fun!

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Animal Updates | Birds | Penguins

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The Story of Heidi and Anderson | Sara  buttonLink

The Story of Heidi and Anderson

Meet Heidi and Anderson, the first chicks born at the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. This is their story, from egg to fully feathered juveniles.

In this blog you get a chance to meet Heidi and Anderson, Floyd and Roxy’s first chicks. They hatched this past June 19th and 25th, and are the first chicks born at the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. I got the chance to help raise them both, and will give you a glimpse into what it was like to watch them grow into the “teens” that they are today!

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Animal Updates | Birds | Volunteering

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Meet an Aviculturist | Sara  buttonLink

Meet an Aviculturist

Hi! I’m Sara, an aviculturist at the Aquarium of the Pacific. What is an aviculturist? Well, it’s a very lucky person that gets to care for the bird collection at the Aquarium of the Pacific. In this blog, you will get a glimpse into what being an aviculturist is all about. By the end of my blog, you may just become a bigger bird nerd than me!

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Animal Updates | Birds | Enrichment

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Food Treats for Lorikeets! | Dominique  buttonLink

Food Treats for Lorikeets!

What I wouldn’t do for a nice cool smoothie on a warm day… I think sometimes our Lorikeets feel the same way! Giving food to animals can be a great form of enrichment. Food is an excellent motivator and presenting it in a new or unique way can elicit foraging behaviors and even encourage problem solving strategies.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Volunteering

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Lorikeets Help Carve a Halloween Pumpkin | Hugh  buttonLink

Lorikeets Help Carve a Halloween Pumpkin

Lorikeets turn into Piranha-keets for Halloween

The lorikeets of Lorikeet Forest decided that the Halloween pumpkin they were given wasn’t scary enough so they proceeded to carve some improvements into it using their beaks. Check out the time-lapse video of their work.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Enrichment

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Pinata for the Birds | Dominique  buttonLink

A Pinata for the Birds

Birds are smart. And they like to chew… a lot. This can make creating enrichment items for them quite challenging. Staccie, one of my fellow enrichment volunteers, created a stimulating piñata as an enrichment item for one of our toughest “clients”—Lola the Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Mammals | Penguins | Sharks | Turtles | Volunteering

Thursday, June 06, 2013

15 Years of Aquarium Memories | Hugh  buttonLink

15 Years of Aquarium Memories

The first week of June marks my 15th year of volunteering at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Later this month the Aquarium celebrates the 15th Anniversary of its Grand Opening. So to commemorate both occasions, in no particular order, I’d like to share 15 of my favorite memories of the Aquarium of the Pacific over the years.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Mammals | Turtles | Conservation | Volunteering

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Strolling Down the River with a Sea Turtle | Hugh  buttonLink

Strolling Down the River with a Sea Turtle

Hugh's Field Notes from the San Gabriel River

Strolling down the river with a sea turtle. A falcon hunts egrets and grebes. Sea lions creatively foraging in the river. A look at some of my field notes from a summer of Green Sea Turtle research at the San Gabriel River.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Penguins | Volunteering

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Why Penguins Can’t Fly | Hugh  buttonLink

Why Penguins Can’t Fly

And why they may choose not to fly according to Avery the Penguin.

According to physics there are clear scientific reasons why penguins CAN’T fly. But according to Avery the Penguin there are several practical reason why penguins WON’T fly.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Mammals | Penguins | Volunteering

Monday, July 09, 2012

Aquarium Summer Tidbits to Check Out | Hugh  buttonLink

Aquarium Summer Tidbits to Check Out

Penguins with bad hair days, Sea Lions with bad breath and wild gull chicks roaming the Pinniped Exhibit. Three summer tidbits to check out on your next visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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