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IT LOOKS WEIRD, IT SMELLS STRANGE, BUT THEY LOVE IT

— all around the world, feeding animals in captivity takes a particular kind of chef, and budget. each year, for instance, animals at the st. louis zoo in missouri consume about 5 tons of carrots, 7.5 tons of bananas, 85 tons of herbivore pellets, 22,000 adult mice and 1.6 million mealworms. and instead of relying on outside suppliers for the 293 tons of hay it uses each year, the smithsonian national zoo, in washington, d.c., has taken to growing its own.” read article : how to feed a numbat