“Predator” Meets Prey

What would you do if you came face to face with a “predator”? If you’re one of the zoo’s Sichuan takins, you’d offer it a nice nuzzle, as this “before” photo from Keeper Jason Martin shows.

A Sichuan takin nuzzles some tiger enrichment. Photo by Jason Martin.

Now the “after.” In a reversal, the prey is walking away with a mouthful of predator! Pinatas like these, crafted by the zoo’s Volunteer Enrichment Group, offer extra stimulation for wildlife throughout the zoo. Thanks to volunteer Kim Raymond for this photo!

The takin walks away from a trampled "tiger." Photo by Kim Raymond.

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