Starting bright and early, we clean and prep all the seals' diets for the day.
|Some have a tough time adjusting to the earlier than usual schedule... wakie wakie, Commander!|
On Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, we operate on a shorter than usual staff and are so thankful for the dedicated volunteers who offer to come in and help us out. A HUGE thank you to those guys for helping our day run smooth. In fact, the day was so seamless, we were able to do some major holiday enrichment...
Introducing: The 2015 Cornucopia of Fun!
As you can see, we really went all out. For the health of the animals, we are always very careful about what we provide for the seals and sea lions during these enrichment activities. So we picked out a sampling of the seals' favorites (ice chips, jello, fish, squid and toys, to name a few!) and made a cornucopia for the fur seals, harbor seals and sea lions!
|Thanksgiving staff: Marie, Vanessa, Lindsay|
|Superstar volunteers: Kyle B, Kyle D, Marissa|
|Zoe gets her nose in the toys in the marine mammal center|
The fun wasn't only happening in the seal exhibits. In fact, doting aquarists and keepers spend holidays caring for the animals throughout the building. Here's a quick look at some of Thanksgivings past:
- Thanksgiving with the seals always involves fun toys!
- What is a flurkey? The trainers explain
- It's business as usual in the Penguin Exhibit on Thanksgiving
- While the animals digested their feast, the divers got to have a little fete of their own
- This big gal always gets a Thanksgiving feast
Hopefully everyone else had a great day as well! Happy Holidays!
— Lindsay and the all trainers