The Californian sea lions, ring-tailed lemurs, Humboldt penguins and European brown bears enjoyed popping and chasing bubbles when Dr Zigs Giant Bubbles paid a visit to Colwyn Bay's Welsh Mountain Zoo.
Paola Dyboski-Bryant, founder of Dr Zigs, said: "We know that playing with bubbles can help animals with cognitive and sensory enrichment, something that keepers are always keen to develop, and bubbles are used in several zoos for this very reason.
Michelle Pywell, head keeper at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, added: “We're always keen to explore animal friendly new ways to support the enrichment of our animals and we have looked into bubbles in the past.
"We couldn’t have wished for a better outcome. Many of our animals love to play and are interested in new and different experiences - the bubbles were a huge hit.”
Members of the Dr Zigs team are expected to return to the zoo in September.
A husbandry workshop will be hosted, where keepers from around the globe will visit to learn and share experiences of working with sea lions.
p.s. As you will know, at Dr Zigs we specialise in environmentally friendly bubble mix - and of course all the interactions that we had were achieved under careful and controlled supervision. Zoos are very special environments, always be respectful and follow the rules
(Photo credits - Gatto Dyboski-King)