Second Day at the Wildlife Volunteer Centre - bears and nocturnal animals
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Slightly later start today; I'm on a 5 minute per day reduction alarm programme until I can work out exactly how long I need to get up blearily, throw scruffy clothes on, slather on sun screen and make coffee before work starts. Bears went pretty much the same as yesterday minus the pool job which was replaced by a volunteer meeting.
After breakfast and meeting I was on 'nocturnal cages', i.e. cleaning all the cages all the cages of the noctural animals; It's much the same as bears; sweeping poo, changing water etc.
Uneventful evening apart from the sudden remembrance of the nocturnal animal's evening feed at 8.30pm. This saw Neil and I with flashlights wandering round the now impossibly traversable park trying to retrace steps taken originally in daylight and now with no recognisable landmarks. We were as quiet as possible to avoid waking the monkeys, but Neil just about shat his pants when there was a metallatic sounding scuffle from behind us and a long-fingered hand grabbed his shoulder in the dark.......
Much cuter were the black bears laid flat out on their backs on the top of the giant tree trunks in the enclosures snoring away like babies, and Miaow the tiger stretched out like a giant house cat near the enclosure door.