An eight-year-old cheetah snacks on a bone in the Wilds of Africa habitat at the Dallas Zoo.(Elias Valverde II / Staff Photographer)
The nutrition team takes more than five hours each day to carefully measure out portions for each animal using scales and a “recipe book,” a binder that tiket kebun binatang surabaya contains a daily schedule for each animal’s meal.
By about 9 a.m., the team is busy preparing meals for primates, hippos, giraffes and other fruit-eating species.
It’s precise work. The amount of food in each meal and the size of each bite can vary by species, or even by individual animal.
“I’ve always liked to find out how things work, and this is fascinating,” said Genie Hargrove, a volunteer who works with the team once a week.
The 75-year-old has spent eight years volunteering at the zoo, the past two of which she’s spent preparing meals for primates and sloths.