Non-Food Based Enrichment

Special thanks to Jodi Carrigan of Zoo Atlanta for compiling this information.

Social Choice

These enrichment devices and activities provide opportunities to interact with others or the public; or create visual barriers that animals can use when they choose not to socialize.

Manipulable Objects

Novel objects that are readily manipulated provide animals with choices, control, and opportunities to exercise their cognitive abilities.

Sensory Enrichment

Other enrichment devices provide animals with new and unusual sensory experiences.

Nesting and Resting Opportunities

All great apes construct nests either for nighttime sleeping or day rest. These enrichment ideas provide novel rest spots and opportunities to engage in natural nest-building behaviors.

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