Clever Tricks Used By Zoo Caretakers To Weigh Animals

I bet everyone out there who has a pet knows the struggle they face to weigh their animals as they wiggle right around when placed on the scale. The only thing you need is measure the weight of your fur family member but due to their naught behavior, it never works out as planned. However, animal caretakers such as in zoos, shelters, and treatment centers face the same issue every single moment of the day.

Animal caretakers constantly face the issue of weighing animals daily from the smallest size to the largest. Especially the animals in captivity have to be monitored, and checking the weight is an important point of the process.

For any animal, monitoring their weight is a significant indicator of their health that we should aware of. Just like us humans, animals too can suffer from various health problems externally or internally. So by determining their exact weight amount the vet can understand the health of the animals and if needed provide necessary care and treatment.

Zookeepers and shelter workers create divergent ways to weigh their animals, and some of them are in fact unusual while others are absolutely too adorable.

Here are some photos of some clever tricks used by the zoo caretakers to measure the weight of the animals.

Have fun looking through them and learn a thing or two to weigh your pet too!

#1

Koala bear on a stick on a scale
Image Credits: Facebook/Kangaroo Island Koala and Wildlife Rescue Centre

#2

Baby owl wrapped in a cloth on a scale
Image Credits: u/birdnerd111

#3

Baby Panda on a scale
Image Credits: Instagram/Ami Vitale

#4

Red Baby Panda in a basin on a scale
Image Credits: Twitter/ErinRuberry

#5

A chipmunk on a scale measuring its weight
Image Credits: Twitter/ZooKeeperCasi

#6

Baby Koala behind a teddy koala in a basin measuring its weight
Image Credits: Twitter/ErinRuberry

#7

Stingray measuring its weight in a basin on a scale
Image Credits: Twitter/CalAcademy

#8

Baby Monkey in a basin wrapped in a bucket weighing its weight
Image Credits: Twitter/ErinRuberry

#9

Baby leopard checking its weight on a scale in a basin
Image Credits: Twitter/ErinRuberry

#10

Baby otter weighing its weight on a scale
Image Credits: Twitter/ErinRuberry

#11

Kitten in basin on a scale measuring weight
Image Credits: Reddit

#12

Cub carried by man to measure weight
Image Credits: Twitter/ErinRuberry

#13

Puppy a bag measuring its weight
Image Credits: Winters_Aspen

#14

Bat in a bowl on a weighing scale
Image Credits: Reddit/MildlyInteresting

#15

Sloth in plastic cage measuring its weight
Image Credits: Twitter/SamTrull

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