Sensory abilities are highly developed in most animals. Keen eyesight helps predators find prey. Acute hearing can detect an impending threat. Some animals use their sense of taste for bonding with young. The sense of smell is also important for marking and recognizing territories.
Sensory enrichment can be provided in various ways:
In the wild, gorillas make nests out of leaves and branches every night to sleep. Our gorillas love to cover themselves with blankets and will also make nests out of hay or paper for taking mid-day naps.
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