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Meals are carefully prepared for each exhibit. Some prep is done the day before, so breakfast is ready to go. Staff use the late morning and afternoon to reset for the next day.
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Fresh fruits like mangos, oranges and strawberries are colorful with different textures, making them ideal for many of the birds in the exhibit. Broccoli, zucchini, sweet potato and lettuce (with a dash of freshly sprinkled calcium powder) are common parts of a lizard's salad. Omnivorous and carnivorous species are offered insects or caterpillars and fish or small mammals, respectively.
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Superworms are a type of beetle larvae. They have high protein and fat content and are an appetizing live meal for some birds and reptiles.