Enrichment methodology

In natural environment, an animal exists in a multiple complex of interactions with environment. Smells, sounds, social conta cts, weather changes, dangerous situations. We cant and do not have to reproduce this entirely in artificial conditions. However, we are obliged to provide opportunities for natural behavior realization.

This publication summarizes a wide range of methods and means of enrichment that have been developed or mod ified in the process of usage in Kyiv Zoo, as well as preliminary results of system monitoring of effectiveness organization with the help of etholog ical observations.

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