Saturday, September 24, 2011

Enrichment Day at the Zoo

Lilly and I headed to the zoo this morning for Enrichment Day.  A day where they let us observe the animals as they give them new foods, scents, toys, etc.  It was very informative and I learned a lot and I think Lil did too.  Here are some pics from the event:

The children were allowed to paint like one of the animals.  This is Lilly painting like an elephant.  We saw the actual painting that one of the elephants here did paint and it was amazing.

Part of an obstacle course - crawling through tunnels, jumping over hurdles, weaving in and out between sticks and then digging in the dirt to find "food."

The eland waiting to see what they their "enrichment" was going to be.

Pumpkins filled with seeds and other foods.

Warthogs were in the same area as the elands, so they explored the pumpkins as well.

Silly Lilly watching the warthogs.

I know it is hard to tell, but this is a tortoise and they had a sprinkler going in their exhibit.

At the end of the sea lion show, they threw in a huge block of ice with fish in it for them to enjoy!

We had lunch in the park after we left the zoo - this is Lilly enjoying her "enrichment" by dancing in the park. :)

Our view.

Laughing at people in paddle boats getting wet by the fountain.

Running away from the camera.

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