Sunday, March 29, 2009
This blog is for Sadie...
Hello Miss Sadie... today was my last day volunteering at the zoo. :-(
I was assigned to help the 'big cats' department! My job wasn't very fancy. I did raking in the morning. Then I cleaned all the dishes from the tiger's morning feeding. There are eleven tigers in all; four adults and seven cubs. (But the cubs are as big as the adults!) The largest cub weights 300 lbs., and he's only two years old.
After that we had to prepare their food for tomorrow. Each tiger gets a certain amount of food depending on their size. The tigers get meat for their dinner. In the afternoon there was a demonstration with six of the tiger cubs playing together... chasing toys and jumping in the pool.
It's a good workout and afterwards they're ready for a nap! (See picture above.)
I was not able to get close to the tigers because it takes a couple of months for them to get used to someone new. But I did get to watch them outside the enclosure. I asked the zookeepers, (there are six zookeepers who take care of the tigers,) to take some pictures with my camera for me. They did a good job, didn't they!
Aren't you glad there are no scary spiders in this blog?!?
Only cute tigers. Click on the pictures to make them bigger and cuter!
Posted by Jeff at 5:19 AM