Enrichment

You may have heard zoos talking about enrichment for their animals but what does it mean? Enrichment is providing animals with different things to improve their environment based around their natural instincts and behaviours. As zoo keepers we want to stimulate the animals to get them to think about and enjoy their environment. We want…

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Pickle, the gibbon, is one of the biggest characters at the park and is one of the animals which our regular visitors will look out for and ask the keepers how she is and what she’s been up to.  Recently Pickle has moved enclosures to be right next to her family to allow us to start the process…

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For many people becoming a zoo keeper would be a dream job, but how do you become a zoo keeper? For myself I was very lucky, I don’t have a degree in an animal related course and at the time I didn’t have any animal qualifications, but I did have experience with reptiles and some…

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