Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree!

By Laurie Todd, Education Specialist

Christmas trees go a long way in the Interpretive Center! Two fresh, new trees provided weeks of enrichment to the wide array of animal ambassadors in the Education Department. Snakes, turtles, tortoises, and lizards love to rub and smell the new scents that pine trees provide.

Our parrots and hawks love to rip the branches apart and hide in the trees. Even the Bobcat and African serval enjoy rubbing and marking on the trees. They also provide great enrichment to the Zoo keepers in the area because now the Interpretive Center smells like Christmas!

As a bonus, here is a parrot in a pumpkin!