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Dolphins Get Very Excited When A Sloth Is Placed Outside Their Enclosure

Dolphins Get Very Excited When A Sloth Is Placed Outside Their Enclosure

Animals at zoos around the world are coming to terms with no visitors coming through the doors every day.

After years of this kind of interactivity with the public, there's no doubt that many animals with a decent brain are feeling life is a little dull at the moment.

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That's why staff at an aquarium in Texas decided to move some of the animals around so that they could see each other.

The Texas State Aquarium has loads of different species on display and you can imagine that a land animal has probably never seen a water based one that would otherwise be worlds apart in the wild.

That's why these dolphins went absolutely berserk when staff chucked a sloth outside their enclosure.

Even animals can get some education at the zoo.

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Credit: Texas State Aquarium
Credit: Texas State Aquarium

Sure, this may seem like the most unlikely paring, even for a Disney film, but clearly the dolphins enjoyed the new view from their pool.

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An aquarium spokesperson told Bored Panda: "We frequently give the animals a chance to 'meet' each other as a form of enrichment, which helps keep them active in body and mind.

"As some of our most popular animals, it seemed an obvious choice for our sloths and dolphins to get a chance to see each other while we were temporarily closed.

"We have another sloth, Xena, but on that day, she was more interested in sleeping than meeting the dolphins!"

Classic sloth energy.

Credit: Texas State Aquarium
Credit: Texas State Aquarium

The three-year-old sloth named Chico was taken around to different parts of the zoo, where it got to meet some ducks, seahorses, a shark and some fish.

"Besides making for some fin-tastic photo ops, these animal interspecies meetups are just one of the many ways we are "closed but still caring" during the COVID-19 situation," the spokesperson continued.

"Along with enrichment opportunities for our animals, our staff is still busy at work preparing meals for and feeding the animals, maintaining their habitats, and looking after their health and medical care, to name just a few tasks."

Zoos around the world have been live-streaming their enclosures for free to allow people in self-isolation to see animals.

Another facility even let their penguins out of their room to see other species, in much the same way as Chico got a ride around the Texas State Zoo.

Featured Image Credit: Texas State Aquarium

Topics: News, Animals

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.