Dar plays with a pool noodle

Object Enrichment

 

Tatu surrounded by shredded paper

Tatu surrounded by shredded paper

Human caregivers placed new objects in the chimpanzee areas every day: blankets, catalogs, books, magazines, sheets, clothing, shoes, toys, paper, crayons, pencils, water pistols, stuffed animals and more.

We developed themes for object enrichment every day--Green Day, Soft Items Day, Harry Potter Day, and so on and so on. These helped ensure that the chimpanzees always had new combinations of objects with which to interact.

Dar Looks Through a Magazine

Dar Looks Through a Magazine