Hi, everyone! I’m Jessi and this is porcupine Kemosabe.
Today I’d like to see which kind of fruit Kemo can eat the best.
Because he’s a very special porcupine with special needs.
Kemosabe has been at Animal Wonders since 2010 and he’s 11 years old.
Is that good?
In the wild, they live about eight years.
But since he gets his meals hand-delivered
and he receives the best veterinary care,
he can double that life expectancy.
Okay. Let’s set up this experiment.
I want to see how well Kemosabe can eat each of these fruits without my help.
我想看看 没有帮助 它会吃多少不同的水果
I’m just going to give them to him and see what happens,
like “Here’s a strawberry, buddy. It’s all yours.”
比如“小家伙 这儿有个草莓 都是你的”
So I really don’t know what he’s going to do with some of these.
Because I’ve been helping him eat for so many years.
I honestly haven’t just let him try on his own.
You want after the greens, yeah.
I like that he’s trying.
He’s not making much progress on that strawberry.
So let’s see…
Oh, you are making some progress.
Look at you, go, you’ve got some.
瞧你 继续 你已经吃到一些了
You wanna try blueberries now?
Kidding? Eat here.
There you go. Give that a try.
Now when Kemosabe first came in,
he had a tooth infection, which resulted in us having to pull a top incisor,
which for rodents is a major health issue.
Because they have ever-growing incisors.
The problem was when we pulled that top incisor,
he only had one on top and two on the bottom
and he could not rub them together keeping them short on his own.
So good job, buddy! He squished that blueberry
and he was able to munch it now.
I think he’s just working on getting his skin down.
Does that taste good?
I think he is proficient at eating blueberries.
I think I’m gonna start putting blueberries around your home now
and see you just forge for them.
I think that’d be great.
Yeah. You just went right for it.
You know what, since you’re so good at blueberries,
I think we should try another fruit.
I think we should try giving him a grape
and just see what he does with it.
But just to be safe, I’ve cut it in half.
I know that’s helping him a bit.
But I don’t want him to accidentally swallow it whole.
That would be bad.
He rejected this blueberry, was it too hard?
I think grapes are sweeter.
You can have that one there, too.
He were so slimy.
So once we pulled out that infected tooth, he did great for many years
while we maintained the length of his teeth with quarterly tooth trends.
Let’s see we’ve got a little progress there.
Yeah. I’m not gonna take your grape. Don’t worry.
是的 我不会拿走你的葡萄 放心吧
He’s chattering or he’s attempting to chatter right now.
Because I am very close to him while he’s eating his food
and he’s being defensive of his food.
He doesn’t want me to take it.
That was a lot harder to eat. Oh, buddy.
Yeah, you’re getting it though.
You’re mushing it up so you can munch it down.
Can you say grape?
That’s almost ‘grape’.
I don’t know. Maybe you instead of banana, you’re saying ‘grape’.
But that’s banana. You’re right. You’re everything.
但是那是“香蕉” 你是对的 你就是一切
I love how he sits with his feet spread out like that.
That is an adaptation that he uses to be able to climb up in trees
instead of trying to walk toe over toe.
He can just wrap his feet around.
I love how he looks like a little penguin, a little bit, of course covered in spikes.
He seems like he’s enjoying them great.
But it it feels like it takes him a long time to eat it.
I don’t know if he’d get frustrated.
But he doesn’t look frustrated to me.
He seems like he’s enjoying himself a lot.
Would you like some more? You want to try something else?
I think we should try pear next.
But I don’t know, it’s kind of hard
and do you think you’ll even be able to get through this skin?
What do you think?
Give a try? Here you go.
I know that’s hard, here.
I actually have a softer pear that I’ve cut in two.
Would you like to try that? That one seems like a kind of a trick.
I’m sure you would, here, try that one.
我肯定你会想的 这儿 试试那个
You got it.
Yeah. Jackpot. All right. Let’s get back to this story.
是的 头奖 好的 我们回到故事
We trimmed his teeth every 3 months for years and things were good.
这些年 我们每季度会帮它修剪一次牙齿 事情进展都很好
But about 2 years ago, Kemosabe began losing his molars to old age
但是两年前 克莫撒比因年龄太大 臼齿开始脱落
and then his bottom incisors also began to have problems.
We ended up having to remove both bottom teeth,
which left him exactly one tooth.
Right there on top.
All right. Buddy, I don’t want you filling up on all pear.
好了 小家伙 我不想你用整个梨来填饱肚子
Because I have some more fruits to try.
I wanna try some watermelon
and again I don’t think it’d be fair to give it the whole watermelon.
So I’m gonna see if I can do a little swap
and see if he can eat watermelon.
Good switch. Good to get it.
It’s like whoo, oh, my pear go.
这就像 哦 我的梨被拿走了
I don’t think he likes watermelon.
You gonna go back to this other pear here.
I think that’s ‘I don’t like watermelon’, definitely.
He even go after this.
Now I know it, see, this is a great experiment.
现在我知道了 看 这是个很好的实验
Now because rodent incisors are deeply rooted,
the hole in his gums left behind when his bottom teeth were removed,
collected and then harbored a strong bacterial infection
that took over ten months to clear up.
Hey, you like this, back here.
嘿 你喜欢这个 回来
It’s good? Yeah.
But on a more serious note,
it was a really scary time for all of us.
Because even with three times daily mouth flushes,
multiple medicines and trips to the vet to have the area completely cleaned up,
the infection just wouldn’t go away.
But I’m happy to report that on his last visit to the vet,
he was given a clean bill of health.
There is no sign of infection and his gums are completely healed over.
So we’ve been celebrating Kemosabe’s health and happiness every day since
此后 我们每天都庆祝克莫撒比的健康 幸福
which I think calls for a banana.
Because everybody knows that’s Kemosabe’s superfood.
Though I don’t know, pear might be a contender.
Let’s go to this one,boy.
And let’s do a swap. You ready, bud?
Don’t you take my pear,boy.
Here, here I got this instead.
这儿 这里 我用这个来换
Look, a banana in a Kemosabe mug.
He’s struggled for so long to eat his favorite foods
that it’s just so good to see him enjoying himself now.
Kemosabe is hands-down our most famous animal in Animal Wonders.
And I’m in love with everything that has his face on it, like this mug.
And I’m so excited to announce that
we’re making a new color of T-shirt with Kemosabe on it.
You can put your pre-order in now at dftba.com.
The link is below and check out the rest of our merch while you’re there.
Taylor made some awesome earrings out of Kemosabe dropped quills.
And we have some new stickers and some special paintings made by the animals themselves.
Again, get your order in for Kemosabe’s new T-shirt ASAP, so you don’t miss out.
另外 请尽快为克莫撒比T恤下单 机不可失 失不再来
You want some help with that?
What do you think? Look, it’s you with your banana
and you’re even saying ‘nom nom’.
You are so awesome buddy.
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Hi, everyone! I’m Jessi and this is porcupine Kemosabe.