Alleviating boredom for the permanent residents is one of our greatest challenges here at WRR. One of the ways we address this is to conceal some of their food treats in small containers. Items such as mango and pineapple chunks or peanut butter sandwiches are concealed so that the bears, primates and others must think, plan and devise ways to access the sought-after treats.
Not every food item is suitable for every animal. Spinach, for example, cannot be fed to young animals as it can deplete the calcium from their developing bones and can cause severe crippling.
Some of the greatest needs for the WRR Nutrition Center are:
- A commercial dishwasher
- Upgrades to our lighting system
- Three-compartment, stainless-steel sinks
- Stainless-steel shelving
- Commercial gel foam mats for the staff and apprentices who spend long hours standing and preparing animal diets