EnrichBits: A monthly look at animal enrichment
In the last EnrichBits post, I showed Max, our steer, getting some time outside his stall and yard on a day we were closed to vistors. He got to experience many new and enriching sights, sounds, and smells while he checked out Loblolly Park (our playground). The goal is to provide new and exciting without crossing the line into stressful, so we had quite a few animal department staff out there to help if things went awry.
As excited as Max was, he was back on a lead easily. It’s hard not to project your feelings onto animals, but as I watched this last part, I could only hope that Max was thinking “That was cool!” as he and volunteer Mike walk off into the sunset!!