Meals for mammals
Four species of mammals live in the Biodôme’s Laurentian Forest.
Animals in captivity need to be fed a balanced diet that’s as close as possible to what and how they eat in the wild.
En milieu naturel, le menu du lynx est composé à 75 % de lièvres. En captivité, il est beaucoup plus simple de le nourrir avec des rats morts.
A meal for the lynxes
1.1 kg horsemeat
NB: The menus are for two animals.
Animals in captivity sometimes add variety to their diets by using resources in their new habitat, like plants growing on top of rocks.
A meal for the porcupines
10 spinach leaves, 6 lettuce leaves, 1 carrot, 1 stick celery, 2 apples
In the wild, beavers, which are exclusively herbivorous, feed mainly on tree bark, leaves and buds.
A meal for the beavers
2 lettuce leaves, 4 carrots, 2 half sticks celery, 8 spinach leaves, 8 apples
In the wild, otters feed mostly underwater. They eat fish, shellfish, insects, crayfish and frogs.
A meal for the otters
2 minnows, herrings or sardines (3 times a week)
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