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St. Patrick's Day at the Zoo

March 16

We're celebrating St. Patrick's Day with special green enrichment treats and toys for animals throughout the zoo.

Animal Enrichment Schedule:
11am      Shark feed (Sat) Shark dive (Sun)
11am      Sea otters will receive green toys and ice treats
12pm      Polar bears will lick icing from viewing windows and receive green toys and ice treats
12pm      Asian small-clawed otters will receive fish treats
12:30pm Tigers will receive clover-shaped 'meatcicles'
1pm        Gibbons will receive Lucky Charms popsicles
1pm        Elephants will receive green watermelon treats
1:30 pm  Herald the Dog will be dressed in green attire
2pm        Red wolves will receive green treats

Enrichment encourages animals to use their natural abilities and behaviors to interact with their environment. It offers the opportunity for animals to make choices and experience things like they would in the wild. Animal enrichment can be a special toy, food treat or unusual smell. Zoo staff can even change the surroundings of an animal's exhibit area for enrichment purposes.