This Bird Has Happy Feet

Say what? To help inspect the underside of birds’ feet, our clever staff built a “mirror” box, then trained our Laysan albatross Makana, to walk over it. For Makana, it’s a fun game; for our staff, it’s a great way to keep our birds healthy!

Meet Makana and learn how you can help Laysan albatross.

Thanks to Julia Mariottini (shown), Monika Rohrer, Anne Burnett and everyone else involved in this great project! Photos by Randy Wilder.

Notes

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    Do you see my love of albatrosses ;u; look at that burd
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    little face in the first pic so cute
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    Makana! I wish I still worked there! What a cutie.
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The Monterey Bay Aquarium, perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline, is your window to the wonders of the ocean. It’s located on historic Cannery Row in Monterey and is open daily except Christmas Day.

For more information about our animals and exhibits, and to view our live web cams, please visit www.montereybayaquarium.org.

Hours of operation vary by season. Daily schedules and tickets are available on our website or by calling
(831) 648-4800.