To make way for an exciting renovation project coming soon, the Chimpanzee Forest building will be closed Wed 9/18 – Fri 9/20 and Mon 9/23 – Fri 9/27. While the chimpanzee troop will still be viewable outside daily, baby chimpanzee Lola and mom bunny and will not be on exhibit during this time. Viewing of the other species inside the Chimp Forest – Panamanian golden frogs, colobus monkeys, Sifaka lemurs, and slender-snouted crocs – will also be affected.
There are currently no events scheduled for this series.
Come to the Zoo for a day of special animal enrichment! Watch as the Zoo’s animals receive special Fourth of July treats, including “fishsicles” and paper mache toys, and listen as zookeepers explain the importance of enrichment activities.
- 10:30 – Lion
- 11:00 – Bobcat or Otter
- 11:30 – Bears
- 1:30 – Leopard
- 2:30 – Chimp
- 3:00 – Farmyard
What is Enrichment?
Animal Enrichment is any item or activity designed to stimulate an animal’s instincts and encourage natural behaviors. Enrichment is specifically developed for each species by a team of behavioral specialists. These activities and objects enhance the care keepers provide the animals, by adding variety to their daily routines and ensuring each animal is both physically and mentally stimulated.
On Enrichment Days, keepers give the animals special enrichment treats made by Zoo volunteers, but you can give enrichment any day! Donate an enrichment item from the Zoo’s enrichment wish list.