If anyone is interested in helping Roland, you can “adopt” him for the holidays & help support his veterinary care. Roly Poly Roland will be happy for your support!
From brushing fur coats, manicures, baths, new play toys, and just plain cuddle-time, Wild Wonders animal ambassadors get lots of TLC all year long. They deserve to be spoiled and our staff and volunteers wouldn’t have it any other way! Come & visit us, take a tour and see for yourself.
As part of our job as keepers we observe the animals constantly. So, to help us do this in a systematic way we do something that we call rounds.
Rounds are done three times a day and during this time we account for all the animals and make sure that there is nothing wrong. We check their food, water, shelter, house and also their body language as well as their behavior. That way we can supply them with more water or whatever they might need but also catch anything thats weird about their behavior.
An animals behavior tells us a lot and if something is wrong or an animal is sick you can often discover whats going on through how they are acting. Though, it doesn’t tell us everything, it can be the first step in finding out something is wrong. That’s why it is important for us to check on the animals regularly throughout the day.
Yet, in most cases everything is fine and you often get a grumpy animal looking at you because you just woke them up.
Here’s a few pics I took during am rounds…
Lou and Olivia
Kiki just waking up
This morning I had a few extra minutes to spend some quality time with Mozart and to give him some well deserved treats. Its important for us to hand feed Mozart as well as spend time with him so he can get more comfortable being around us.
He was very cute earlier as he decided he wants the bigger treat from my hand and then flaunted it in front of Jackson.
Check out the video!
Coming up on August 10th,11th, 17th and 18th we are having our
This is a chance for any animal lover age 8-13 to see what it would be like to be an actual zoo keeper. The program is from 9am-1pm. During this time the junior keepers will learn how to prepare diets, make behavioral enrichment, and feed and clean some of our animals.
This is a great opportunity to see if zoo keeping is something you would like to do as a career or just a chance to learn more about animals. Once the feeding and cleaning is finished, you will get to see all the 120+ animals we have at our facility and touch some of our animal ambassadors.
To learn more check out the website or call Wild Wonders at 760-630-9230.
If you want to participate in this exciting program but are unavailable during those days, make sure to keep checking the website for upcoming days or give us a call.