The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo invites guests to learn about the behaviors and training of animals through fun activities during Kids for Nature Animal Enrichment and Training Day on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
Annual Animal Training and Enrichment Day Events Planned
Fort Wayne Indiana (July 5, 2022) – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo invites guests to learn about the behaviors and training of animals through fun activities during Kids for Nature Animal Enrichment and Training Day on Wednesday, July 6th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Come join the festivities with fun, engaging activities. These activities include:
- Test your digging skills! Search for prizes just like animals do with food.
- See if you can solve a feeder puzzle that the animals here at the Zoo use.
- Learn about our farm animals and the food they eat with a matching game.
Enrichment activities are designed to bring out the natural instincts of animals and allows guests to observe these natural behaviors. Enrichment can include food puzzles, scents, and custom designed activities.
“Enrichment allows us to connect guests to natural behaviors and actions from the animals here at the Zoo,” says Rachel Mensch, Section Supervisor of Central Zoo. “It also has the added benefit of helping us monitor the zoo animal’s well-being and allows us to learn more about these amazing species in our care.”
Animal Enrichment and Training Day is free with paid zoo admission.
About the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction, hosting more than 600,000 guests annually. In 2021, the Zoo was voted Visit Indiana’s “Summer Bucket List Top Attraction” and is consistently named one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets.
The Zoo is a conservation leader, contributing more than $360,000 annually to local, regional, and international efforts to protect wild animals and habitats. The Zoo cares for more than 1500 animals and participates in 63 cooperative species survival plans.
As a self-supporting facility, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo receives no tax dollars for operations. The Zoo’s operations are funded entirely by earned revenue and donations.