A zoological park is a unique door to the world of wild nature where one may watch how its inhabitants live, to see what they eat. We are going to visit a Zoo in Almaty just to witness this unique process.
Visitors may enter only at 9 am, but there is a lot of work to do before that. .
The predators of the Zoo eat 350 kg daily. Live food is very important for birds of prey and preying mammals. It includes rats, rabbits, guinea pigs etc.
Bengal tiger Sango eats 12 kg of meat daily but always refuses live food, that’s why rabbits calmly stroll about its enclosure for weeks.
This adult lion also eats at least 12 kg of meat daily, female lions eat 8 kg of meat, cubs – at least 3 kg. Apart from meat all the Felidae get milk, eggs, bone meal.
Carrying food for the animals
Each animal has its own character and its preferences in food. The Zoo employees try to find an individual approach to each animal, satisfy its taste.
Siberian tiger also has 12 kg of meat daily. Some fish oil and chicken meat are also added to its diet.