Starting on 21 September, the Moscow Zoo will be holding demonstration feedings during its Amazing World of Amphibians exhibition tours.
Twice a week, at 3 pm on Thursdays and Sundays, visitors who buy an exhibition tour will have an opportunity to watch a feeding. They will need to sign up in advance on the same day in the Moscow Zoo’s greenhouse.
Tour participants will also be able to see a collection of moths and the plant cultivation room.
Some amphibians eat insects two to four millimetres long; others can swallow a frog of their own size. After such a meal these animals can go for one or two weeks without eating at all. Amphibians have trouble detecting stationary objects, so they only eat live food.
Every day starting on 5 September, Animal Island visitors will be able to attend the feeding of a brown bear at 11 am, the Himalayan bear feeding at noon and a jackal feeding at 1 pm. As visitors watch, the keepers – the Moscow Zoo employees that look after the animals – will leave the food inside the cages, hiding it in special places under logs and rocks, burying it in the ground or hanging it in bags.