Feb 10, 2021
There is a lot of work involved in caring for a newborn animal
at the Toronto Zoo. It starts with caring for the pregnant Mom to
be and continues with caring for the newborn. Ensuring the new Mom
has everything she needs to take care of her new addition. Kim
Welfle, Zookeeper at the Zoo, joins me on today’s episode to
discuss how the staff works together to make certain the newborn
offspring is healthy and happy. She uses the Zoo’s newest addition
to the Grevy’s zebra herd, Poe, as an example of how the Zoo works
with the entire herd to help care for him.
Kim also tells us about how the different personalities of the newborn Zebras will dictate the approach the Zookeepers will take to provide the best care for the animals.