Renovation update: Elephant Overlook is now closed and the lions are off-exhibit due to construction. The giraffes can still be seen inside Giraffe House. For more information about our exciting project, please visit: http://www.marylandzoo.org/africanjourney
What’s Animal Enrichment?
Enrichment activities help enhance the care that keepers provide for Zoo animals by adding variety and stimulation to the animals’ daily routines. Every enrichment item is specifically developed for each animal to help elicit species specific wild behaviors. Enrichment can take the shape or physical objects like puzzle feeder or other stimulus like new scents and sounds in an exhibit.
These days are a real treat, and we don’t just mean for the human visitors. See some of your favorite animals get special treats and toys and learn all about the Zoo’s animal enrichment program. Be sure to bring a good camera as this is a guaranteed opportunity to see animals at their most active times. We hope you can join us!
These events are free with Zoo admission or membership!