do you have to keep lions warm in some way or do they have to find another way themselves
This is a really specific question but I’m gonna go ahead and use it as a jumping-off point to talk about temperature control in general.
Different animals thrive at different temperatures and humidity levels, and yes, keepers make sure to meet those requirements.
We do this by:
-monitoring the climate of our buildings (using central heat/AC, humidifiers/dehumidifiers, heat lamps, etc. as needed)
-restricting the temperatures at which certain animals can be in their outdoor areas (a polar bear can tolerate a cold winter day a lot better than a giraffe)
-providing exhibit features to help animals stay warm on cold days (bedding like straw or wood shavings, structures to block the wind, heated rocks to lay on) or cool on hot days (ice treats, pools, misters/sprinklers)
So no, the animals definitely aren’t fending for themselves when it comes to climate control! We do everything we can to make sure they’re comfortable and healthy, and that includes making sure their environment is kept at the correct temperature and humidity.
rereading that polar bear dream i can’t fucking believe it honestly can you believe that psychologists still have not figured out dreams despite the fact that they clearly demonstrate an enormous understanding of our unconscious selves… wow these sherlock tab and tfp teas
OOC: I’m laughing I actually draw animals so bad, I’m sorry guys LMAO. Anyway, take babyquel and her (only) friends! I think axolotls can’t be out of the water, but this is hetalia. If dogs can live like +500 years and polar bears can talk i don’t see why axolotls can’t breathe out of water. (I thought they were amphibians?)
Anyway, Baby Raquel was exceptionally calm and silent, she always let her mom talk for her and… well she was practically completely MUTE until her late 6-7s.
But she was quite creepy too she could stare at you for very long time without blinking at all just waiting for you to understand whatever the fuck she wanted to say.
Also, she could see and interact with spirits. That made her people feel uneasy about her for a very long time. When christianity attacked she stopped to see and interact with them, and now she just /sense/ them near or something similar.
nowadays she’s that person who you can’t seem to be able to shut her up.
It’s pretty tough pickin a favourite animal. There are heaps that I love such as ferrets, pangolins and dogs. Though I might have to say right now Hyena or Polar Bear. I can’t realy pick one. (mythical would have to be Dragon)
U: Favorite time of year, and why?
Season wise- Autumn. General time of year? maybe late october, early september. (for halloween. even though I live in Australia, I still love the idea behind it and the Spoopy celebrations) Though, It could actually be December to late Feb as I have a lot of great childhood memories in the holiday period during this time.
Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo // What happens when a large polar bear walks on soft fluffy snow, compresses it, and then the wind blows away the remaining fluffy snow. You get elevated polar bear tracks that can last for days, weeks or months. #Followme on @paulnicklen as we celebrate all species of North American bears this week. #polarbear #bear #natgeo #sea_legacy #10by2020 by natgeo