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Behavioral Enrichment

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Environmental enrichment is the process of providing stimulating environments for Zoo animals in order for them to demonstrate their species-typical behavior, to allow them to exercise control or choice over their environment, and to enhance their well-being.
 
Enrichment includes the design of stimulating enclosures and the introduction of objects, sounds, smells or other stimuli. In other words; adding a little creativity and fun to our animals’ lives!
 
Enrichment items can run from fire hoses to pinecones to papier mâché shapes. A gift of any amount can provide any number of animals increased activity throughout the day.