The weather has been hot and steamy, so we’re helping our chimps stay cool with frozen enrichment treats! One of our primate interns, Caroline McDermott, made bucket-sized popsicles full of fruit as her enrichment project. The frozen treats were frozen layer by layer, and they took about 3 weeks total to create.
Enrichment is a very important part of animal care because it provides physical and mental stimulation, and enrichment can be used to promote natural behaviors. Enrichment can come in many forms including new foods, unfamiliar scents or sounds, toys, changes to their habitat, and more!