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Chill with sea otter pals Moea, Clara, and Libby as they roll around, play, and snack on piles of ice! 😎🧊 Look closely, and you can see Moea as she finds an extra fish snack on her belly fur. 🦦

📹: Keeper Kristyn 

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Meet Blade our green tree python! 🐍 These pythons have a prehensile tail, which means they can grasp and hold onto branches, aiding their arboreal lifestyle. Blade turns 18 years old in one week! 💚 

📸: Keeper Bailey
Willow update! 💗 Our shaggy baby is now over 200 pounds and growing her horns! The 7-month-old muskox is shedding her qiviut for summer. Willow continues to do well living with her 545-pound mom Charlotte. 💕

📸: Keeper Russell
Moea the sea otter snacking and playing in the sunshine! ☀️🦦

📹: Keeper Kristyn

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