Weighing animals is extremely important because it lets us check whether they are healthy or not. The data of size and weight collected after weighing them allows caretakers to determine the correct amount of food and water, and medicine that an animal can get. This will help caregivers provide animals the right diet, care and medication to ensure they are happy and healthy.
However, it’s not always easy to weigh animals, especially when they are wild animals. For this reason, zookeepers and animal care workers come up with different ways to help them weigh their animals, and some of them are really special and adorable.
Here are 17 photos that show how animal caregivers weigh their fosterlings. Scroll down to enjoy! We are sure that these cute pics will make you smile or make your day a little brighter!
1. To calm down a baby koala, zookeepers sometimes use a tree limb…
2. …or a plush toy!
3. “At a bird banding station, we use burritos to weigh the owls we catch.”
4. This baby panda seems to be comfortable on the scale.
5. If you want to weigh a lemur, turn the process into a game.
6. How to prevent a penguin from running away:
7. There are special spoons to weigh small frogs.
8. Turns out, sea lions like posing while being weighed.
9. Baby bats aren’t afraid of being weighed either.
10. To weigh a tiger cub, you can use a bucket.
11. This baby elephant is bravely standing on the scale on its own.
12. Just place a tree branch on the scale and you’ll be able to weigh any bird.
13. “Today at the zoo, I learned how zookeepers weigh turtles: upside down on a can.”
14. Kittens have to be tricked into being weighed.
15. The easiest way to weigh a wild sloth
16. To weigh a squirrel monkey, you should put some mealworms into a bucket attached to the scale.
17. How to weigh a prairie dog — step 1: lure him with a walnut.
If you have pics of your pets, please share them with us in the comments below!