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
Sat., Feb. 16, 2019
Come to the Zoo for a day of special animal enrichment! Watch as the Zoo’s animals receive Valentine’s Day treats, including ice treats and paper mache toys, and listen as zookeepers explain the importance of enrichment activities.
- 10:30 – Chimp
- 11:00 – Otter
- 12:00 – Polar Bear/Grizzlies
- 1:30 – Leopard
- 1:45 – Porcupine and/or Cheetah
- 2:00 – Farmyard
- 2:30 – Ravens or Hornbills
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.