Animal Enrichment

Black & White Ruffed Lemur

What is animal enrichment? Animal enrichment focuses on improving the animal’s psychological and physiological well-being through providing stimulating activities and enhancing their environment.

According to Smithsonian’s National Zoo, enrichment activities would include different forms of play that would emulate what they may be doing in their natural environment. Other examples may include toys, climbing structures, introducing different sounds, smells, objects, and other stimulation that would enhance the animal’s well-being.

Want to help our animals feel at home?

Become a Vision Keeper! Your gift directly contributes to the care and enrichment of the animals. Plus, you and up to 6 guests per visit, will enjoy unlimited access to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium so you can see firsthand how these enrichment activities contribute to enhancing the lives of our much loved animals. You never know, it may also make an impact on you.

When you donate to The Zoo Society, your gift will contribute to supporting the care and enrichment for our animal ambassadors living at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.