Monday, June 30, 2014
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.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Our own Assistant Dive Safety Officer Eric Castillo went to the Cayman Islands this month to help the Cody Unser First Step Foundation with a pioneering study of the benefits of SCUBA for people with paralysis. The study’s subjects were ten veterans who have paralysis. Eric helped with instruction and coaching to get all the participants certified to SCUBA dive.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Some of my fondest memories of volunteering at the Aquarium of the Pacific come from the impromptu enrichment swims that we use to do in the Seal and Sea Lion Exhibit. I remember floating in the water nose to nose with a sea lion only inches away from my mask as we both lazily bobbed just under the surface with the critter looking upon me with a gaze of familiarity that only comes from years of working with an animal.