On Thursday, the trainers provided pumpkins for the seals and sea lions to explore as a festive means of enrichment. Exploring new textures and shapes and smells is a fun activity that keeps these marine mammals healthy and happy.
This is how the Leu the fur seal and Zoe the sea lion celebrated Halloween!
|Leu, a rescued Northern fur seal|
|Leu dove right into the activity, snarfing small fish and squid from the jack-o-lantern|
|Leu even stuffed his whole head into the pumpkin, |
and then tried to dribble the gourd into the water!
|Zoe, California sea lion|
|Zoe did not enjoy playing with the pumpkins as much, until...|
|... the pumpkin splashed into the water. Then there were some curious pumpkin bobbers!|