Frogs vs small insects: Moscow Zoo visitors to attend amphibian feedings

Frogs vs small insects: Moscow Zoo visitors to attend amphibian feedings
Moscow Zoo visitors on group tours will be able to attend amphibian feedings.

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.