Did you get everything you wanted from Santa?
Our Animal Ambassadors certainly did!
The keepers wrapped up some treats for the wolves, small mammals, birds and more. This is a great way to provide enrichment for the animals in our care. They are exposed to different textures, smells, tastes and visual stimuli. The keepers stay with each animal as they unwrap their gifts to make sure the paper and cardboard are cleaned up and are not eaten. The presents also provide an opportunity for the animals to figure out how to get to the treats inside. This promotes problem solving and natural instincts that they would be using in the wild!
Rogue digs in while making sure her brother Takelma isn’t trying to steal her goodies!
Puddin’ the northern flying squirrel might just disappear into her gift!
Takelma takes a nose dive to get to his Christmas present!
Jack finds a special feast inside his gift!
Onyx the raven is a natural gift giver but this time he is on the receiving end!
Good thing Scratch, Sniff, and Kimmie are such good sharers!