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Animal Updates | Mammals | Enrichment | Video | Volunteering

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Otter Party Time-lapse | Hugh  buttonLink

Otter Party Time-lapse

Using piles of ice and treats filled toys the sea otters of the Aquarium of the Pacific are given a frozen enrichment landscape in which to party in. And they do party!  Check out the time-lapse video of their playtime.

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Animal Updates | Enrichment

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

So Long For Now! | Dominique  buttonLink

So Long For Now!

Sharing our enrichment projects with everyone has been a lot of fun. I hope you continue to notice and appreciate the enrichment you see around the Aquarium.

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Animal Updates | Education | Enrichment

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

It’s Your Turn to Build Enrichments for the Animals! | Dominique  buttonLink

It’s Your Turn to Build Enrichments for the Animals!

Visit the new Enrichment Exploration Station cart where you can learn more about enhancing animal well-being and see some of the current enrichment devices we use. You can even help build an enrichment that will be given to our animals!

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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 | Fish | Sharks | Enrichment

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Soccer Sharks | Dominique  buttonLink

Soccer Sharks

Over the past couple months everyone has been in the mood for soccer, even the sharks!

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Animal Updates | Penguins | Enrichment

Friday, July 18, 2014

Curious Penguins | Dominique  buttonLink

Curious Penguins

This June, during the Summer of Wonder, our curious penguins got to meet an even more curious animal at the Aquarium.

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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 | Fish | Enrichment

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Feeding Frenzy | Dominique  buttonLink

Feeding Frenzy

The fish at the Aquarium enjoy enrichment, just like our other animals. And they can be quite good at the puzzle solving required by some enrichments, especially with the right motivation… food!

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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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