Curious how we keep our animals active, engaged and healthy? Join us for a special day focused on animal enrichment. Enrichment is an integral part of a Zoo animal's regular routine, providing opportunities to exhibit natural behaviors. Enrichment items can be either natural or human-made. To exercise both body and mind, keepers also enrich animals through training.
On Enrichment Day, come to special keeper talks throughout the Zoo, and learn about the different types of enrichment that animals receive and see some special new types of enrichment made for just for this day.
Enrichment Day Keeper Talk Schedule 2014
9:30 a.m. - Siamang keeper talk/ Rhino Iguana keeper talk in Unseen New World
9:45 a.m. - Gibbon keeper talk/ Bat feeding in Unseen New World
10:30 a.m. - Alligator Snapping Turtle keeper talk/ Stork keeper talk
11 a.m. - Clouded leopard keeper talk/ Tortoise keeper talk at Critter Encounter
11:30 a.m. - Tapir keeper talk/ Cassowary keeper talk
12 p.m. - Rhino hornbill keeper talk
12:30 p.m. - Camel bottle feeding at Critter Encounter/ Africa keeper talk
1 p.m. - Lynx keeper talk/ Sheep keeper talk at the Historic Farm
1:30 p.m. - Meerkat keeper talk/ Giraffe keeper talk
2 p.m. - Elephant keeper talk/ Tiger keeper talk
2:30 p.m. - Red River Hog keeper talk /Cattle keeper talk at the Historic Farm
3 p.m. - Cougar keeper talk
Weather permitting, lorikeet keepers will be in the lorikeet aviary 9:00- 5:15 and kangaroo keepers will be in kangaroo kickabout 9:00-6:00 to answer questions.