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Sea Lion Enrichment Ideas?

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by nikib393, 10 Apr 2016.

  1. nikib393

    nikib393 Member

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    What ideas do you have for sea lion enrichment?
     
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  2. Zoovolunteer

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    Not sure where you are located, but I wonder if fresh seaweed or kelp might make a good toy?
     
  3. FelipeDBKO

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    You can put some toys in the exhibit, like balls, hoops to swim, buoys...

    Place the food in different places of the exhibit: in buoys, pipes, some places of the exhibit, high places... Try to make it not very easy, or the enrichment will not help; or very difficult, or the animal can get stressed.

    It is also good not stay in the same always: it is good to present the animal new things that it has never seen before (toys, food, challenges, friends...)

    Train the animal to do tricks is also an option, but I'm not a fan of this: what you teach for the animal making it rotate to have food?

    If I'm wrong or if you want to add some information, do it, please!
     
  4. FelipeDBKO

    FelipeDBKO Well-Known Member

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    I'm just curious: where are you volunteer?

    I also want to be a volunteer, but i can't
     
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    Indeed. One of my co-workers used to work at OKC recently, and they are quite on top of all the various enrichment groups.