RE: [zookeeper] enrichment day ideas
- Christina--One simple thing they can do is to drill random holes in lengths of PVC pipe, which can later be filled with peanut butter, raisins, etc. Our lemur love this special treat! Have fun!----- Original Message -----Sent: 1/30/01 11:50:50 PMSubject: [zookeeper] enrichment day ideasWe are going to have our first enrichment day at our zoo this spring and I'm
looking for some good ideas. I'm looking for more major ideas that community
groups could help us prepare ahead of time (hammocks from fire hoses, puzzle
boxes...). Any suggestions or general ideas about making an enrichment day a
big success would be appreciated! Thanks in advance! Christina
Sharing knowledge so that animals may benefit from better care.
- We got a bunch of burlap sacks donated and had kids fill them with
shredded paper and hay, then scent the contents with spices and
perfumes. We tied them shut and gave them to our cats (leopards and
lions), who loved them.
Parrot puzzle feeders are also cheap and easy to make
The kids also loved seeing the boomer balls after the lions and
mandrills had left claw marks in them.