Here are two types of target training that we use for feeding certain fish.
The lionfish are trained to come to the “T” of PVC pipe that is pictured. They learn that food will only be offered in front of that target. This is so the fish stay in one spot while we are feeding to help us not be stung by their venomous spines.
The moray eels are taught to come to a tapping sound. We use a PVC pipe, that you can see in the picture, and tap it against the rock formations in the huge tank. When they come to the tapping sound they are rewarded with fish. The morays are taught this behavior in a much smaller setting BEFORE they are put out on exhibit. We do not want the eels to associate divers with getting food because it could cause them to be aggressive when we are diving. Which is why their feeding is associated with this noise only.
With training, where there’s a will, there’s a way - even with fish!! This is so cool.
did these for the competition based on Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing - didn’t stand a chance against all the great entries, but they were still lots of fun to do!
I was actively scrolling down and thinking “oh these look like Shaun Tan’s work how lovely” and then
Meet the World’s Smallest Rabbit.
Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbits are the world’s smallest and among the rarest.
Miniature bunnies with iridescent ears. Happiness, embodied as a tiny ball of fluff and cute.
TINY BUN WITH COLORFUL EARS ;____;
Psst, their ears aren’t iridescent, those are color identification markings.
These guys are really cute as hell. Also, their captive management for release directly helped researchers understand panda captive reproduction!
Kosmoceratops, Medusaceratops, Diabloceratops and Xenoceratops, by Román García Mora
@liceham my anger in this reply is in no way aimed at you! I am super grateful you gave me a reason to write down some of my thoughts on this subject, and I love that you’re informing your own opinions. I think you’re great!
I’m really sorry this took me so long to reply…
From Dr. Deb Bennett’s Principles of Equine Orthopedics Part 1
visual proof that horses are just constantly giving you the finger.