Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Animal Care Workers Share 15 Photos of How They Weigh Our Little Pals

To make sure that an animal is healthy and developing normally, professional caregivers have to measure its size and weight. But it’s not always easy for either party. So zookeepers and shelter workers invent different ways to weigh their fosterlings, and some of them are really unusual while others are downright adorable.

We would like to show you 15 photos that display how you can weigh different kinds of animals.

1. Kittens have to be tricked into being weighed.

2. Just place a tree branch on the scale and you’ll be able to weigh any bird.

3. To calm down a baby koala, zookeepers sometimes use a tree limb...

4. “Today at the zoo, I learned how zookeepers weigh turtles: upside down on a can.”

5. This baby elephant is bravely standing on the scale on its own.

6. ...or a plush toy!

7. The easiest way to weigh a wild sloth

8. How to weigh a prairie dog — step 1: lure him with a walnut.

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9. There are special spoons to weigh small frogs.

10. To weigh a squirrel monkey, you should put some mealworms into a bucket attached to the scale.

11. “At a bird banding station, we use burritos to weigh the owls we catch.”

12. To weigh a tiger cub, you can use a bucket.

13. How to prevent a penguin from running away:

14. If you want to weigh a lemur, turn the process into a game.

15. Baby bats aren’t afraid of being weighed either.

Does your pet like getting weighed? We’d like to see their photos in the comments!