When: Sat September 28 , 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: The Maryland Zoo

Come to the Zoo for a day of special animal enrichment! Watch as the Zoo’s animals receive special treats, like “fishsicles” and paper maché toys, and listen as zookeepers explain the importance of enrichment activities.  It’s a great time for all ages.  We recommend bringing your camera as this event provides great opportunities for animal photography.

Animal Enrichment Day Schedule:

11:00am – Polar Bear Enrichment (Polar Bear Watch)
11:00am – Otter Enrichment (Maryland Wilderness Stream)
11:30am – Chimpanzee Enrichment (Chimpanzee Forest)
11:30am – Penguin Enrichment (Rock Island)
12:00pm – Lion Enrichment (Lion Exhibit)
12:00pm – Embassy Enrichment (Creature Encounters)
12:15pm – Elephant Enrichment (Elephant Yard)
1:30pm – African Watering Hole Enrichment (Watering Hole Exhibit)
2:00pm – Warthog Enrichment (Warthog Exhibit)
2:00pm – Demi Crane Enrichment (Dik-dik Exhibit)
2:30pm – Chimpanzee Enrichment (Chimpanzee Forest)
3:00pm – Farmyard Enrichment (Farmyard)

Please note:  All activities listed are subject to cancellation or postponement without notice

You can help enrich the lives of Maryland Zoo animals. On Enrichment Day we encourage you to bring any of the following new or gently used items that our animal keeper staff can use to provide even more animal enrichment experiences for our animals:

  • Perfumes
  • Spices (salt free only)
  • Extracts
  • Nature/animal CDs
  • Bubble Machine
  • Mirrors
  • Wind Chimes
  • Non-toxic Tempura paint
  • Sound Machine
  • Laser Pointers
  • Side walk chalk
  • Sprinklers/Nozzles
  • Small plastic kiddie pools
  • Step 2 or Little Tikes outdoor furniture
  • Hula hoops
  • Towels or Sheets (new or good condition)
  • Telephone Books
  • Blender
  • Food Processor
  • Cable/Zip Ties
  • Novelty Ice Cube Trays
  • Jello/Cake molds
  • Rice Cooker/Steamer (new only)
  • Canvas from craft stores
  • Pop corn maker
  • Juicer