When & Where
August 9 at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (activities through 4 p.m.)
Cost: Event Activities FREE with Zoo Admission
Zoo visitors will learn all about Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's animal enrichment at Creature Comforts, Saturday, August 9. Animal enrichment demonstrations are scheduled throughout the Zoo from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check back for the full listing.
Zookeepers will explain enrichment techniques along with the natural behaviors they promote. Enrichment comes in a variety of forms - during Creature Comforts, guests may observe primates being challenged to use tools, big cats stalking papier mâché prey, an octopus solving a puzzle or animal training demonstrations. Visitors can also learn about enrichment during one of the Zoo's live animal shows, Professor Wylde's Show in the Savanna Theater or the show at Australian Adventure's Ballarat Theatre. These shows will highlight training techniques that help Zoo staff provide the best animal care.