• Not an Easy Fea(s)t!

    9 days ago - By Phoenix Zoo

    Not an easy fea(s)t!
    Written by Danielle, Behavioral Enrichment & Animal Welfare Coordinator
    One of the most frequent species-typical behavior, is foraging. Foraging involves searching for food, retrieving or acquiring food, and processing food. In order to increase this foraging behavior in our animals our keepers implement contra freeloading B.E. Contra freeloading means “working for food” and aids to better reflect an animal's typical activity budget. Some examples of this B.E. include how the food is presented to the animal, increasing variability in the timing/amount being...
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