Doing What Comes Naturally
In this program, the animals do exercises that keep them stimulated and healthy. These exercises also reinforce the bond that the belugas have with their trainers. Since it’s impossible to ask a 1,500 kilogram animal to do something they don’t want to do, the trainers spend a lot of time building a relationship of trust with the belugas—and reward them not just with food, but with tummy rubs, tongue massages and whatever else the animals enjoy.
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