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I like volunteering to work with the animals and the Keepers (both are quite exciting and entertaining). I speak several languages including chicken. In another life I teach physics, but mostly I just love to learn (anything!) and be outdoors. When not volunteering I like to watch the bears and photograph around Explore the Wild. Follow me on Twitter @ktraphagen

Video View: Godzilla Eating!

November 29th, 2010

Our Godzilla is not a B-rated moviestar monster, no, he’s a superstar in our off-exhibit reptile room. Today was “Herp Feed” day (when we feed the turtles, lizards, salamanders, gecko, and alligators). Yum!! Here’s Godzilla, our bearded dragon, chowing down his crickets (which were lovingly de-legged for him by Keeper Kimberly). I was merely the bearer and server of the bounty.

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  1. Why are the legs of the crickets removed?

    Posted by Laura
  2. Director Comment :

    Good question Laura. The large jumping legs are removed because they hold little nutritional value and they have small yet sharp pokey-parts. Also, if the crickets had their jumping legs they would leave the dish!

    Posted by Sherry Samuels

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