字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 (upbeat music) - Good morning guys, I'm Jason Jones, one of the associate curators here at the Georgia Aquarium. Our doors are currently not open to the public but we're gonna go behind-the-scenes and take a peek and see how we're caring for our animals while we're closed. I'm right now about to walk into the building but social distancing is one of the most important factors as we have come to learn recently. And so I'm going to be putting on my facemask before interacting with any of the people. One of our team members moms actually constructed these face masks out of fabric and have given them to us. So that's a really awesome way to help protect ourselves and keep us safe. We've divided our staff into two different teams, a red team and a blue team that enables us to work for several days in a row without crossover and that's true for all areas within the building. - [Man With Glasses] Good morning, Jason. How are you? - Good morning, good, how are you? - Not too bad, all right. - [Jason] Every day we get a wristband and each day has a different corresponding color so that all of the security knows that we are here on the appropriate day and where we're supposed to be. I am now headed up to my office and we are gonna check in and get ready for the day. Oh good morning, Jen. - [Jen] Good morning, Jason. - [Jason] I am all checked in, so now I'm just gonna pop on my boots and we'll head downstairs and check in on the penguins. So it looks like some of our trainers are doing a quick session with some of our harbor seals. Good morning guys. - [Woman] Good morning. - [Jason] How's it going? - [Woman] So far, so good. - [Jason] All right, time to go on downstairs and check on the penguins. Here we are at my home base, right in front of our African penguin habitat. While we have made some slight modifications, it's business as usual for cleaning and maintaining the habitat here at the Georgia Aquarium. Hi Tamu. I don't really think that the penguins notice too much. We're still going out and interacting with them. We're still feeding them a couple times a day. We're still going out to the habitat and cleaning so they may not notice as many people out in the habitat, but in general, I don't think that they notice too much of a difference. Courtney, one of our trainers, is doing an interactive enrichment session where she is moving a bubble wand around in an attempt to get some bubbles for the penguins to interact with. This is something that we as animal caretakers do every single day. We look for opportunities to engage with our animals, find novel things that are different than the norm and it's a really great way to provide some mental stimulation and physical activity for them as well here at the Georgia Aquarium we have African penguins and we've been really fortunate to partner with SANCCOB which is an institution out in South Africa where they rescue and rehabilitate various seabirds, including African penguins. So a couple of years ago I had the fortunate opportunity to travel out there and do some chick bolstering and work with their rescue penguins before releasing them which was a pretty awe-inspiring experience. Right now we're headed into the back of our penguin habitat so I can check on our little, they're not really chicks anymore, our juvenile penguins that hatched this year. These guys are growing and changing really quickly. We're noticing that there personalities are starting to emerge. Some of them are little bit more shy, some of them are very outgoing, they're all though very vocal. They're still at the point where they're eating lots of food and growing pretty quickly. But they're getting close to full-grown size. They grow from hatchling to the size right here within three months. Developing a strong relationship with the penguin enables us to train them to let us look at their wings or open up their mouths or look at the bottoms of their feet, touch them all over. We built this relationship of trust and so they allow us to do all these different things and right now my relationship is reinforcing enough for them. So I don't have any fish to give her now, but I can use this relationship as a way to reinforce a reward for good behavior, huh? Pretty unique family tree and we're excited to watch them grow up. All right guys, time to go check in on our adults. Right now I'm stepping out onto the African penguin habitat just to take a peek and see what all of our adults are doing. Most of them are just kinda hanging out. Now the facemasks are something that they're kinda getting use to. We'll see if they react to them. But Chiku seems pretty comfortable hanging out. Even though we're closed to the public it's still really important that we maintain the facility. What are you doing, man? Hi buddy, hi handsome. This is Gibson, one of our rescued southern sea otters. Working with the animal teams behind-the-scenes, I don't often get the opportunity to walk through the aquarium and see different aspects in different galleries, particularly when the public isn't here. So I'm right now walking into our Ocean Voyager tunnel and I get this awesome opportunity to take a minute to myself and just zen out amongst all these awesome creatures that are swimming around me. Hey Tank. Tank is one of our green sea turtles who is in our Ocean Voyager habitat. I don't generally get the opportunity to see him too often as I'm not down in the galleries, usually working behind the scenes, but it's a really awesome opportunity for me to walk into a super quiet gallery and just enjoy the serenity and peace that exists. It's really sad that we don't have guests here filling the space but for a minute or two it's a pretty awesome opportunity for me. So right now I'm walking into our Ocean Voyager gallery right in front of our most iconic giant windowpane that looks directly into this habitat which is 6.3 million gallons of water and has umpteen species of fish, whale sharks, manta rays, spotted rays, but, I mean, this is just unbelievable. It really is a window into another world and we're definitely excited to be able to share this with you guys again in the future. Right before I get back to work I'm stopping at our tropical barrier reef habitat. And this is a really good reminder for me to let you guys know that a lot of your local zoos and aquariums around the country are also going through this troubled time and they rely heavily on your support. So we encourage you to reach out to them or look onto their websites or Facebook pages for more information about how you can contribute.