Animals in captivity are sheltered from many of the dangers they would face in the wild, but are also deprived of the stimulation they would get by fighting to survive. Nor is this just a hobby or visitor attraction, but a budding science called environmental enrichment, the design of objects to improve the quality of life of animals living in captivity. She was at it for almost 20 minutes. She then flattened the ends to provide rigidity and used it to reach a favourite item a metre outside of her enclosure. A giant rubber warthog head adorns the wall.
Kids ask about giraffes: Q&A at Hogle Zoo - Deseret News
Giraffe licking a pole
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