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August 5, 2017: Melon Madness!

October 7, 2017: Pumpkin Playtime!

December 2, 2017: Christmas with the Critters!

Pre-registration required, sign up early for a 30% discount!

$7 per person until the Wednesday before the event, $10 per person thereafter

Participants MUST be a minimum age of 5, those 17 years of age and younger MUST  be accompanied by a paid adult.

These two-hour programs offer an opportunity for visitors age 5 and up to enrich the lives of selected residents of Livingston County’s only zoo, Wild Wonders Wildlife Park, by creating activities that encourage natural behaviors in captive wildlife. Known in the profession as “behavioral enrichment,” this process stimulates zoo residents’ senses and engages their minds by simulating situations they might find in the wild.

Registered participants will build an enrichment activity with materials provided by the Nature Center, then watch as the lucky recipients — foxes, coyotes, mink, and bobcat — exhibit such natural behaviors as foraging, exploration, locomotion, and social interaction.

Here’s a one-minute video of Copper and Vixen enjoying a very special enrichment activity one December:

 

Under the guidance of an expert animal handler, you’ll build species-specific enrichments such as:

  • puzzles – a meal is hidden within a structure, the animal must “solve” the puzzle in order to earn the treat
  • novelties – new and/or rarely-seen materials that pique curiosity
  • treats – unusual or indulgent food items to bring variety to the diet and more!

Participants MUST be a minimum age of 5, those 17 years of age and younger MUST  be accompanied by a paid adult.

Pre-registration Required