• New Dynamic ‘Branch' Program Started at the Phoenix Zoo

    10 days ago - By Phoenix Zoo

    The Phoenix Zoo started a new Zoo-wide enrichment project recently! It was a popular topic during the 2017 International Conference for Environmental Enrichment in Colombia. The general consensus was that zoos should be encouraged to place increasingly movable exhibit furniture, also known as “dynamic branches,” as permanent enhancement and/or enrichment.
    It was found, for example, that most carnivore species around the world lack moving “furniture.” We immediately examined the habitats at the Phoenix Zoo and the functionality within them. Thus, a dynamic “branch” program was subsequently...
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