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Oatland Enrichment Saturdays

Learn how we encourage natural behaviors among our animals. It’s not just a paperboard tube – it’s a game of hide and seek!

Oatland Island Wildlife Center recognizes that environmental enrichment is an important and necessary part of husbandry practices for our animals.  Increasing sensory stimulation and providing challenges such as puzzle feeders, new objects, or stimulating scents provides animals with opportunities to fulfill their natural behavioral needs.  Animal enrichment is done daily at Oatland, and we want to showcase the efforts of our Animal Care staff in providing animals with stimulating objects and activities, and further educate the public about the importance of enrichment, all while allowing you to have a fun, hands-on experience. 

What is included in the Enrichment Saturday Program?

This program allows you early entry to Oatland Island where you'll work directly with Animal Care staff to create unique enrichment items specific to the chosen animal, and then walk with the Animal Care staff to the animal enclosure to watch the animal get your enrichment items!

  • Tickets are limited to 10 people per session

  • $20.00 per person, for all ages.  All attendees must have a ticket. 

  • All participants must be at least 4 years of age.  Minors must be accompanied by a paid adult.

  • Your ticket price includes admission to Oatland for the day, so feel free to stay and see the other animals after your program. 

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  • Enrichment Saturday - Wolves
    Enrichment Saturday - Wolves
    Sat, Dec 09
    Dec 09, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Dec 09, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Sometimes animal care staff will take various natural non-toxic oils or other non-toxic scents like vanilla extract, lemon, cinnamon, mustard, etc. and place a few dabs around on the trees, on logs, on rocks, or inside boxes and watch them try and roll on the objects.
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