Posts Tagged ‘syrup’

by , Keeper
I started out as a volunteer in February 2013 and became a full fledged keeper in October 2013. I love birds, mainly raptors. When I'm not working I like to read and play tennis. I have two dogs and two cats.
I work Tuesday through Saturday mostly out in Explore the Wild. You might be able to see me at the Meet the Keeper program at 2:00pm or training the Lemurs!

Having fun with Bear Enrichment

August 5th, 2014

Enriching the lives of our animals is a daily task for us keepers. When I have the time, I like to be a little more creative with my enrichment ideas. The other day I decided to put a table and four chairs into the bear side yard. I carefully picked out the tallest chair for Gus and the shortest chair for Yona. Mimi and Virginia received similar sized chairs. To entice them to actually check out my creation, I wrote all of their names in syrup and decorated the table and chairs with raisins!

Up close look at the yummy treats!

Up close look at the yummy treats!

A table with four chairs and a place setting for all the bears!

A table with four chairs and a place setting for all the bears!

When I came back in the next day, all of the chairs and the table were knocked over and all the treats consumed! I would say they had a pretty nice dinner party!

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  1. What, no tea?

    Posted by Wendy

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by , Keeper
I graduated from NCSU(go pack) and have worked in the animal department for about 8 years. Some of my favorites include ferrets and birds. I am also known for my weird obsession with Boba Fett.
I work Tuesday-Saturday in either the Farmyard or inside the main building behind the scenes.
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How many bottles of syrup do you have in your cabinet?

December 6th, 2011

I opened up our cabinet and thought how many people can say they have this much syrup in their cabinet. Usually, we have more in the bulk size! Never can have to much syrup for a bear.

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  1. Is that good for their teeth?

    Posted by Wendy
  2. Director Comment :

    It’s not good for their teeth, however we use syrup when we have to give the bears medicine that would otherwie be difficult to get them to take.
    Good question Wendy.

    Posted by Sherry Samuels

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