Show your patriotic pride and wear your stars and stripes as you watch animals at Franklin Park Zoo receive festive enrichment on July 6! Animals in the wild spend much of their time and energy finding food, building homes, defending their territories and escaping predators. At the Zoo, animals’ resources are provided for them and animal care staff regularly offer them creative ways to use that energy—and that’s where enrichment comes in.
Enrichment can be offered in a variety of different ways—zookeepers use novelty foods, sounds, smells, boxes, bags and toys to provide activities that excite all the senses. Environmental enrichment encourages animals to use their natural abilities and behaviors to interact with their environment.
While you’re here, don’t miss the special zookeeper chats to learn more about the animals that call our Zoos home! Learn more about the Zoos’ enrichment program here.