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Enrichment Safety

I’m a worst case scenario person. I envision terrible things happening to people and animals that I love.

Dress rehearsing disaster isn’t fun and sometimes it’s paralyzing.

I had an enrichment horror story happen when I first started in the field. An enrichment item the animal had been using for months ended up killing her. I’ve seen the headlines at other zoos and now the “warnings” on social media about these accidents happening with our pets at home too.

I created this acronym to help simply a complex approved/supervised/not approved enrichment system. It’s a play on my fatalistic brain but I hope it will help animals and keepers evaluate items for safety and make great choices for their animals.

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