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Amazon Wish Lists: enrichment & husbandry

Animal enrichment involves providing animals with elements or objects that enhance their environment. These elements work to stimulate the senses and are often made to target specific aspects of an animal’s biology and natural behavior. 


ENRICHMENT WISHLIST

Enrichment items help stimulate the minds of our animals, increasing intelligence and positive behaviors.


husbandry WISHLIST

Husbandry items help maintain the care of our animals and their exhibit spaces.

Shipping address

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA 19401

Commonly used enrichment may include:

Sensory
Example: Hiding exotic scents throughout a jaguar's exhibit
Devices
Example: Providing our nene with puzzle feeders or our cougars with a piñata full of snacks
Habitat
Example: Creating an exhibit that has various layers and complex paths for a cougar to travel through and explore
Social
Example: Grouping different species together that compliment how they exist together in the wild
Food
Example: Hiding fish inside a container or a block of frozen blood in our river otter's exhibit
Behavorial
Example: Creating positive associations through training techniques that help to improve animal care
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