Today’s the day for the lions to get their shots. Brad’s hoping they’re now comfortable in the squeeze chute that holds them in place for the shots. But they might be a little too comfy – and savvy enough to use the chute to make it more difficult for the vets to do their job.
The Vancouver Aquarium has embarked on a special project to measure the breathing capabilities of a variety of marine mammals. The trick? Getting the animals to stay still under a breathing chamber – without food as a reward. Today it’s Imaq the beluga whale’s turn. If he does well, all he’ll get is physical contact: rubs on his tongue and forehead.
Lexus the one-year old camel has a belly ache. He’s so bloated, he looks like he’s pregnant. So they’re taking him on a one-hour ride to a more specialized clinic, and crossing their fingers the vets there will find some answers.