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Nov. 24, 2023 - Jan. 1, 2024
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Update on the littles! The tiny Solomon Island leaf froglets hatched at the Zoo last month are doing well and hunting fruit flies. These frogs are one of the few frogs with no tadpole stage. The frogletโ€™s current size is still smaller than a skittle! ๐Ÿธ 

๐Ÿ“น: Keeper Lisa

#frog #froglet #pointdefiancezoo
Lakina the walrus enjoying her capelin and herring big gulp style with a supersized straw!ย ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฅค 

Walruses have an incredibly powerful suction ability! This enables them to create a vacuum-like seal when feeding on the ocean floor in the wild. ๐Ÿชธ By using their muscular tongues, they can easily suck up mollusks, clams, and other small invertebrates from the sandy seabed. ๐Ÿš Happy #WalrusAwarenessWeek

๐Ÿ“น: Keeper Kristyn

#walrus #pointdefiancezoo #aquarium #animalcare #enrichment
Growing Willow loves her snacks! The 12-week-old muskox calf now weighs 124 pounds. ๐Ÿ’—

๐Ÿ“น: Keeper Russell 

#muskox #babyanimals #boop #nomnom #pointdefiancezoo
Sound up for walrus holiday carols! ๐ŸŽต Walruses are among the most vocal of all pinnipeds (seal family). They produce growls, roars, whistles, grunts, barks, and more for communication. A male walrus roar can reach levels of up to 120 decibels, making them one of the loudest sounds produced by marine mammals. So, when a male walrus is feeling vocal, they can make quite a splash with their impressive serenades. ๐ŸŒŠ Happy Walrus Awareness Week! ๐ŸŽ‰

#walrus #walruses #walrusawareness #walrusawarenessweek #pointdefiancezoo #aquarium #happyholidays
Sea Otter Sunday with Moea snacking on ice chips! ๐Ÿฆฆ

#seaotter #otterlyadorable #otter #enrichment