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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Chicken Soup for The Animal’s Soul and Body!

When we are not feeling well, or when the winter weather has chilled us to the bone, many people crave a steaming bowl of homemade soup to warm us up and make us feel cozy.  Did you know that we can do this for our animal companions, too? You’ve probably heard that chicken noodle soup …

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The Scoop on Poop

Poop.  Hippos navigate by it.  Sloths keep in touch through it.  Dung beetles eat it. Fish do it.  Toads do it.  Snakes, birds, turtles and elephants do it.  When wombats do it, it comes out shaped like a cube.  Whether you call it scat, droppings, feces, dung, stool, number two, pellets, caca, manure, frass, doo-doo, …

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