When I was a zookeeper, I liked to pretend I was MacGyver when it came to enrichment for the animals. “This yogurt container will make excellent enrichment”. “Don’t throw away the toilet paper rolls, I want them for enrichment”. And my ultimate favorite “I wonder if thrown out old boat fender buoys would make appropriate…
For the record, I am not the biggest sports fan. I’m actually not really sure if the riff on the words in the title “Let’s get ready to rumble” is at all related to sports ball or not.
This Saturday is the Chinese New Year. 2020 is the year of the Rat, a creature thought in Chinese culture to be quick thinkers, successful in their endeavors, and to be content with living a quiet life. They also symbolize wealth.
A few weeks ago, I shared one of my favorite cardio workouts called Running the Zoo, a Conservation Hero Workout dedicated to the wonderful job zoos do to promote and contribute to conservation.
Cooking for a grown-ass man-baby on steroids is a full time job. When I discover a recipe I can pass on to my husband to do himself and keep him satisfied, I know I have a winner.
It’s a ZooFit Crossover special. I love when my passion for zookeeping and passion for fandoms collide. Like back in 2010, I watched an adorable little movie called “How to Train Your Dragon”. I loved it so much I read the books. And I fell in love with the original story for another different reason.
My husband showed me this incredible documentary YouTube video about a man who ran a marathon in 24 hours. A different type of marathon, this was actually focused on how productive the man could be while running one mile every hour for 24 hours. He actually ran 3 miles the first hour, then set to…
Preparing for different library talks throughout the month has led me to revisit my ZooFit Safari in looking for recipes to prepare for demonstrations. They have to be pretty easy to assemble, travel well, and of course, taste delicious and be nutritious.
This past Sunday was National Bird Day. That includes all birds, even those with their own special day later in the month, or the year. Friday the 10th of January is Save the Eagles Day, while January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day.
Confession time. I have horrible knees. Early stage arthritis in both knees plus some functional issues a few years back led to severe knee pain. I have gone to see physical therapists numerous times, and the number one recommendation I always get is “Strengthen you glutes”.