Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Frozen Valentine

Posted by: Gigi Allianic, Communications

The way to an otter’s heart is an ice pop made with a splash of fruit juice, a handful of smelt, a sprinkling of carrots and a whole lotta love.

Enjoy this video of Woodland Park Zoo’s pair of river otters—Sunny, the 14-year-old female, and Duncan, the 12-year-old male—as they frolic with their custom-made, heart-shaped ice pops for an early Valentine’s Day celebration:


Other zoo animals will celebrate Valentine’s Day presented by Franz Bakeries with heart-shaped ice pops, herbal bouquets, heart-shaped steaks, and more on Saturday, Feb. 13, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Full schedule of enrichment activities is available online so you can plan your perfect Valentine’s date!

The special treats are part of the zoo’s ongoing enrichment program to help enrich the lives of the animals by promoting natural animal behavior, such as foraging, playing and exploring, keeping animals mentally and physically stimulated and engaging zoo visitors.

Photos: River otter by Dennis Dow, Orangutan by Ryan Hawk. Video by Ryan Hawk.

2 comments:

  1. Otters are so stinkin' cute! I want one.

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  2. Great ideas! I work at the Montgomery Zoo. We had an E-Day last Saturday.

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