Enrichment Through Ice Toys

Robert Davidson - Adaa's Birthday "cake"Ice toys are an important part of the Aquarium’s enrichment efforts, providing fun and development for the marine mammals in our exhibits. These enrichment efforts also provide us with the opportunity to educate our visitors and enhance their experience at the Aquarium.

To celebrate our marine mammals’ birthdays, we make ice “cakes”. This month we celebrate Adaa’s, a sea otter at the Aquarium, 12th birthday. Bob Davidson, CEO of the Seattle Aquarium joined in on the fun and helped make ice toys for this sea otter’s special day. Here are some pictures:

Bob and Vivian selecting molds for ice toys

Bob and Vivian selecting molds for ice toys

Getting the fish for the ice toys

Getting the fish for the ice toys

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making the ice toys by placing the chopped up fish and water into the molds.

Making the ice toys by placing the chopped up fish and water into the molds.

Placing the molds in the freezer.

Placing the molds in the freezer.

Bob with Adaa's birthday "cake"

Bob with Adaa's birthday "cake"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adaa enjoying the birthday "cake"

Adaa enjoying the birthday "cake"

Come visit Adaa at the Aquarium and to view more pictures of Adaa enjoying the birthday “cake”, click here.

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