It’s that time of year, and while kids are heading back to school, the animals of Wildlife Safari celebrated with packed lunches! Delivered to them in brown paper bags, our animals had a blast opening their lunches!
Our badger and skunk particularly enjoyed them! As well as being a different way for them to eat their meal, the paper bags help them to work their brains a little bit – they have to think about how to open them or how best to tear them!
So if you see bags, boxes, or strange items in our animal enclosures, it may be something that we gave them to play with or eat from! Of course, everything is safety checked first to make sure the animals won’t hurt themselves. If it all checks out, then it’s play time!
Enrichment like this is also a great way for keepers to use recycled materials to make the animals’ lives interesting! Instead of these bags or boxes going straight to the trash, they are used to make our animals happy!