I work at a Sanctuary in Talequah, OK and one thing we do is drill
holes in logs and rocks and stuff food in them randomly. The lemurs
never know what they are going to find!
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, "Lauren" <imperial_tigeress@...>
> I am in school for zoo keeping and we are taking a class on
> this semester. We have to come up with an enrichment project to
> implement at the facility we are getting experience at. My group is
> doing Ring tailed Lemurs. We want to encourage foraging. We asked
> the keepers what they already do. They said they tried to put food
> boxes and closed the boxes. The lemurs didn't open them and the
> was still in them the next morning. We originally thought about
> Easter Eggs with food in them. We would leave the lids loose. We
> also have thought of trying to make something to hide them in using
> hay or straw for them to forage through to find the eggs.
> We may have one limitation and that is that they will be moving
> new mixed lemur exhibit and will be spending a lot of time in the
> block house while they get familiar with the other species. I don't
> know how soon this will happen, but there is the possibility that
> will be in there when the time comes to actually give them the
> Thanks for any help.