Cotton-top tamarins are energetic and highly social. They love exploring their habitat when new props and pathways are presented to them.
Did you know that some flowers are edible? Flowers from our zoo’s botanical gardens are a novel treat for our sloth.
Porcupines use their teeth and paws to dig at roots and trees. Hiding their diet in palm fronds is a way for keepers to encourage foraging behaviors.
Hanging enrichment up high encourages our amur leopard to exercise his muscles and show off his climbing skills.
Boomer Balls can encourage play and exploration.
The bears must roll around the “Amazing Graze” in just the right way to get the treats inside to fall out.
Keepers will use scents to stimulate the animals’ instinct to rub, scratch, and explore!
Muffin tins are a durable option for a big cat version of a pet slow feeder.
The macaws use oak browse to clean and sharpen their beaks.
The rhino uses an automatic brush to scratch those hard to reach places on his back and sides.
The “bop bag” is a great sparring partner for our goats.
Suet baskets for birds can be repurposed as simple puzzle feeders.
Keepers can make social enrichment safe by giving items that have been with one animal to another.
Animal safe leaf litter is a great way to provide animals with nesting material.
Dry ice can be interesting to watch for people and animals!
Grass and some produce stuffed in a Holl-ee Roller can be a healthy challenge!
Fossas are very energetic, so it is important to provide them with enrichment that will withstand their play.
Plastic balls can be a versatile enrichment.
Enrichment can stimulate social interactions in animals that live in groups.
Ice can be a great environmental enrichment item for animals who are used to warmer temperatures like our Florida Black Bears.