Animal Enrichment

 

Enrichment at the Little Rock Zoo is defined as the process of providing animals with choices and control while eliciting species appropriate behaviors that exercise the body and stimulate the mind.

The Little Rock Zoo's enrichment program focuses on the process of ensuring the animal's needs are being met and that each species has the opportunity to experience enhanced welfare - physical as well as psychological.  Furthermore, psychological enrichment enables animals to develop and use their cognitive abilities while responding to environmental conditions using their special adaptations.

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ENRICH OUR ANIMALS' LIVES, CLICK HERE TO VIEW
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PLEASE NOTE: Although enrichment is often made up of household items, these items go through careful preparation before being given to the animals.  Please never give food or other items to any animal at the Zoo.  If you would like to make an enrichment food or item donation, please leave the items with the the front entrance staff and keepers will ensure that the items are used safely.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE LITTLE ROCK ZOO'S ENRICHMENT PROGRAM!