The Orphaned Wildlife Center in Otisville, New York, is doing amazing things for abandoned wildlife. The animal experts only take in truly abandoned babies whose mothers are not around.
The Center has many wild animals, including large grizzly bears. Because the organization is helping animals in need, many animal lovers donate to the Center all of the time.
One type of donation they receive is food. They receive an abundance of peanuts every week to share with their animals. Because it’s a natural food, many animals enjoy eating nuts.
In this clip, Randy, a large brown bear, eats a lot of peanuts, one of his favorite foods. However, he, like humans, does not want to eat the shells, so he has to find a way to take the nut out.
Randy crushes the whole peanut with his teeth. Then he licks out the nut and pushes the empty shell to the side. He opens his mouth and crushes the next one.
The Orphaned Wildlife Center is owned and operated by a married couple, Susan and Jim Kowalczik. Susan and Jim have both cared for and protected animals longer than they’ve known each other.
Brought together by their love of wildlife, the Kowalcziks run the Center all by themselves. They have no other support staff, except Kerry Clair an IT specialist. Thankfully, Randy doesn’t need much–just a pile of peanuts will keep him busy for a long time.