Hyacinth macaw

Enrichment Day

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, July 25, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Zebra Bag Box

Watch the animals enjoy enrichment items made especially for them!

Have you ever wondered why some of the animals have balls, spinner toys and other items in their exhibits? This is called enrichment, and it's an important part of caring for Zoo animals. Enrichment can be offered in a variety of ways; zookeepers use novelty foods, sounds, smells, boxes, bags, and toys to provide activities that excite all the senses. Environmental enrichment encourages animals to use their natural abilities and behaviors to interact with their environment. 

Learn more about Zoo New England's Animal Enrichment Program.