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March 12, 2021
A play date for Opal
Penguin play dates may look all fun and games, but they provide opportunities for the birds to learn very important lifelong skills. These skills include learning to maneuver around much larger species like the gentoo and king penguins (and king penguin chicks) or learning the subtle social cues of rockhopper penguins.
Being social with bird care staff is also very important. Rockhopper Teresa is a good role model for Opal, as she can show that climbing on bird care staff is a safe and fun activity. This opens the door for many more fun opportunities for Opal like participating in spontaneous walks or special training challenges.
The Saint Louis Zoo’s sea lions are reporting to “Spring Training” starting March 13, weather permitting, at the Sea Lion Show at the Judy and Jerry Kent Family Sea Lion Sound. Fans can observe the animals working on new behaviors with their trainers at this sneak peek into the show season. Shows begin this Saturday and run daily through March 28. Showtimes are 1 and 3 p.m. Tickets are $2 per person and available 45 minutes prior to showtime. Children under 2 years old are free. stlzoo.org/sealionshow