• Project: Behavioral Enrichment Storage
  • Friends Donation: $6,150
  • Completed: ??

Enrichment is a big part of the care for all residents at the zoo sanctuary. To avoid boredom with life in captivity, all animals receive interesting and unique additions every day. Purchasing such items and providing storage for them is an important part of Friends’ fund raising efforts. General donations were used to purchase and set up a storage unit at the Black Bear Exhibit, dedicated to the late Lee Houts. (Lee was a pioneer in this area of animal care and championed the idea of enrichment for captive animals.) A small cabinet was also constructed at the macaw exhibit and an individual donation provided for a storage shed used for the smaller parrots.