Ocean park

Ocean Park animals have their cake and eat it

Shot by Jiang Xiaowei. Edited by Jiang Xiaowei. Subtitles by Jiang Xiaowei.

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On Saturday, two polar bears enjoy frozen versions of mooncakes.

Ocean Park animals have their cake and eat it

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The sea lions enjoy a special frozen fish mooncake.

Ocean Park animals have their cake and eat it

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A polar bear has a nice treat.

Animals at Haichang Ocean Park in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area got a special treat on Saturday to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival: “moon cakes” stuffed with their favorite foods.

Sea lions and seals are treated to frozen mooncakes stuffed with fresh mackerel and capelin.

At the Arctic Pavilion, the animal keepers prepared mooncakes with beef, carrots and cucumbers for the polar bears. It took them four hours to make the cakes.

Ocean Park animals have their cake and eat it

Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Ocean Park animals have their cake and eat it

Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Sea lions eat iced mooncake.

The polar bears were cautious at first but after reaching the filling they devoured the cakes within 10 minutes.

The park holds a Mid-Autumn Festival-themed Underwater Show and Mecha Show featuring 11 giant animal Mechas weighing over 60 tons during the festival.

It extended its opening hours to 9 p.m. to cope with the growing number of tourists during the three-day holiday from Saturday.