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Wild Workdays

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National Zoo keeper Gwen Cooper

Malia Somerville feeds gray seals.(Mehgan Murphy/NZP)

Each day, keepers at the Zoo and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute serve up an enormous amount of food. Here are a few highlights.

  • 275 pounds of produce
  • 500 pounds of dry commercial feeds
  • 1,800 pounds of hay
  • 90 pounds of carnivore diet
  • 60 pounds of fish
  • 25,000 mealworms
  • 920 waxworms
  • 11,000 crickets
  • 500 rodents

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Smithsonian Zoogoer 39(4) 2010. Copyright 2010 Friends of the National Zoo. All rights reserved.