17 Animal Care Workers Share How They Weigh Animals & It’s Too Adorable

  • By Sara
  • June 1, 2020
  • 4 minutes read

Regular checkups are just as important for animals as they are for humans.

Our little furry friends need to stay healthy and fit too. They can’t always help themselves, so it is the duty of humans as the superior species to take care of them in their time of need. We should utilise our resources and try to provide these helpless creatures with good healthcare, food, and shelter when they can’t provide for themselves. As science advances, we are developing more and more ways to examine our buddies in the most effective and easiest ways possible.

However, we still have to weigh them the old fashioned way. And of course, they will not sit so we can measure and record their weight. So animal care workers have to try different techniques to fulfil the job. Their work must be super fun because their approach is so adorable. Scroll down to have your daily dose of cuteness:

1. Baby koalas are usually asked to climb tree limbs so they would stay in place while their weight is being measured.


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2. Plush toys can also help keep baby koalas in place!

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3. “At a bird banding station, we use burritos to weigh the owls we catch.”

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4. This baby panda is just chilling on the scale.


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5. You have to trick a lemur to play with you in order to weigh it.

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6. How to keep a baby penguin from waddling away.

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7. There are spoons specially designed to record the weight of tiny frogs.

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8. Sea lions love to pose for the camera when it’s their turn to be on the scale.

Bailey the Californian Sealion is weighed at Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable as part of their annual weigh-in. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)

9. This baby bat sitting patiently whilst being weighed.

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It takes a lot of practice and patience to work with wild animals. All these zookeepers and animal care workers deserve a lot of appreciation. The creative ways that they use to make the animals co-operate is also very genius. Show these guys some love in the comments!

10. Tiger cubs are put into buckets.

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11. This well-behaved baby elephant is standing on the scale without anyone’s help!

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12. Put a tree branch on top of a scale, the bird will come flying!

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13. “Today at the zoo, I learned how zookeepers weigh turtles: upside down on a can.”

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14. Just get the kitten a box or container and it will come running to sit inside it.

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15. Wild sloths can be difficult to handle.

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16. A squirrel monkey is hard to trick, so you’ll have to put bait of mealworms linked with a bucket on the scale.

17. You will have to earn the co-operation of a prairie dog by giving him a walnut.

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What did you think of these adorable images? How do you get your pet to sit on the scale? Let us know in the comments below!

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