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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Enrichment Day @ Hogle Zoo (SLC: Aug 28)

Enrichment Day Hits Hogle Zoo

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 24) - Animals will be taking in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a different kind as Utah's Hogle Zoo hosts its 11th annual Animal Enrichment Day on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Started in 1999, Hogle Zoo's award-winning Enrichment Day educates guests about what keepers do daily to enrich the lives of their animals. From painting to puzzles, new scents and sights, animals at Hogle Zoo are exposed to daily enrichment activities that stimulate and challenge them to think and act in different ways.

But the animals won't be the only ones having fun as Zoo guests will be able to get in on the enrichment fun with a host of activities that range from identifying mystery scents, foraging for food, unlocking feeder puzzles and learning how to operate an elephant's trunk.

Guests will also be able to take home enrichment activity ideas for their domestic pets, as well as learn how to enrich their backyards for native wildlife.

In addition to the interesting animal activities, there will be a chance for the public to meet Hogle Zoo's animal keepers during question and answer sessions.

Lastly, there will be an Enrichment Safari Trivia Hunt in which children may gather clues to different fun facts about enrichment. Each fact will give children, 12 and under, a needed clue to complete their questionnaire. The completed forms can be turned in for prizes.

Join in on the fun at Utah's Hogle Zoo Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information visit hoglezoo.org
Utah's Hogle Zoo is one of only 223 accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information visit www.aza.org.

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