Come Play the Animal Way at Stone Zoo!
April 17 - April 25, 2010
Do you ever wonder why some of the animals have balls, baskets and other interesting items in their exhibits? This is called enrichment and it is offered in a variety of different ways. Environmental enrichment encourages animals to use their natural abilities and behaviors to interact with their environment. It increases activity and offers an opportunity for animals to make choices and experience new things like they would in the wild. Whether an animal prefers to forage through leaf litter for seeds, burrow into the ground to hide, or stalk and chase its prey, its behavior is taken into consideration when creating enrichment. Visit Stone Zoo during April school vacation week to see all the creative things we do for the animals, and learn how we keep them active and playing all year long!
11:00 a.m. – Learn more about black bears and speak with a zookeeper! Daily at the black bear exhibit 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - Stop by the Animal Discovery Center for a special animal encounter! Monday – Friday 2:00 p.m. – Learn more about white-cheeked gibbons and speak with a zookeeper! Daily at the white-cheeked gibbon exhibit In addition, on Saturday and Sunday, there will be a special storytime at 12:30 p.m. inside the Animal Discovery Center!