Come to the Zoo for a day of special animal enrichment on Zoo Bloom! Watch as the Zoo’s animals receive St. Patrick’s Day treats, including paper mache toys and ice treats, and listen as zookeepers explain the importance of enrichment activities.
10:30 – Lions
11:00 – Otter/Bobcat
11:30 – Elephant
12:00 – Polar Bear/Grizzlies
1:45 – Porcupine and/or Cheetah
2:00 – Farmyard
2:30 – Chimp
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.