Each day at the sanctuary, staff put out special forages in the courtyard to encourage Willy B’s continued exploration of his outdoor space. We’ve seen his confidence grow significantly as the weeks have rolled by.
Here Willy B stretches away from his “safe space” (the boardwalk) to pick up an orange slice:
You will have to forgive me for the following unfocused photo, but you can see Willy B with all four limbs standing on the grass:
But we are starting to see an exciting shift in him. After he makes his first move outside, he seems to be spending more time doing other non-food related activities. Like just hanging out and taking in the view:
And even grooming himself:
Over time we plan to put out less food for Willy B in hopes that he wants to continue his outdoor adventures, just because he can.