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Zoo invites public to experience animal enrichment

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What may have been just another typical Saturday for animal residents at The Montgomery Zoo, guests experienced a side of the animals that they normally do not see.

The Montgomery Zoo hosted it's the annual public Animal Enrichment Day. Animals were given new toys, foods, treats. and other items to stimulate them in their various environments. The idea is to stimulate behavior that is typical of the animals in the wild and to exercise them both physically and mentally. Different items are specifically selected for the individual animals.

The Montgomery Zoo says that Animal Enrichment Day is really more for zoo visitors than the animals. Zoo officials say they try to make every day animal enrichment day for the animals.

For more information on The Montgomery Zoo visit www.montgomeryzoo.com/

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