Naturalistic exhibits and the addition of novel items help to evoke all types of natural behaviors and prevent inactivity. Exhibit and holding areas are equipped with climbing structures, perches, ropes, hammocks and tire swings to encourage an active lifestyle similar to one they would experience in their natural environment. Other examples include:
We provide "toys" called boomer balls, specially made to withstand the jaws and claws of zoo animals, as well as rubber tubs, phonebooks, Little Tikes/Step2 outdoor toys, and paper maché piñatas.
Pictured above from left: A black palm cockatoo investigates a pinata and a North American river otter plays with a boomer ball.
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