Every animals takes their medication differently. A few years ago, Jill made a post about how we get some of our animals to take their meds.
Recently, we had Leslie out in Explore the Wild taking photos of some of our exhibits and she just happened to catch Janine and me giving our bears their dewormer. Just like your pets at home get prophylactic dewormers (medication that is intended to prevent parasites), we do the same for our animals here at the museum. Fortunately for us, the bears are pretty happy to take theirs in some watered down syrup, straight out of the syrup bottle.
Leslie even got a short video of Virginia lapping up her syrup and medication mixture. It’s pretty darn cute.