Easter Egg Hunting Has Gone to The Dogs!

April 2015 What are you doing for Easter??  We are going to have an Easter Egg hunt with our dogs! No joke. I am writing this the day before Easter, before we do it, because I am hoping to inspire you to do the same with your family! Here's the idea behind it:  If you …

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Tortoises Teaching Us Through Touch-Screen Technology!

The old assumption that animals acted exclusively by instinct, while man had a monopoly of reason, is, we think, maintained by few people nowadays who have any knowledge at all about animals.  We can only wonder that so absurd a theory could have been held for so long a time as it was, when on …

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Stimulate Them!

Animal enrichment promotes naturalistic behaviors that stimulate the mind and increases physical activity.  It reduces stress and therefore promotes overall health by increasing an animal's perception of control over their environment and by occupying their time.  While working for a decade as an Enrichment Coordinator for various animal sections at the Audubon Zoo, I learned that …

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