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Tagged: Zookeeper Shannon King

ENRICHMENT

Why is there a mop in with the Saki's? Because it is ENRICHMENT!

Animal enrichment is a way for keepers to encourage natural and healthy behaviors in our animals by providing a variety of mental and physical stimulation. In a zoo setting, it is very important to have enriching activities for the animals.

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS....

 The John Ball Zoo has been busy getting ready for the annual ‘Christmas for the Animals’ event happening on December 6th from 10am – 3pm.   This is a super fun event when visitors get a visit with Santa and his reindeer, enjoy the work of an ice-sculptor,  and participate in some fun kid’s activities - BUT – it’s all FREE if you bring a donation of an animal enrichment item!   This is a great way visitors can help the animals celebrate Christmas!