This summer, high school student Sara Lennox completed an interesting school project for the Frankfort Parks Department. With the help of the primate keepers at the Indianapolis Zoo, Sara designed an enrichment program for the park's lemur, Jill. Enrichment is an important part of exotic animal care. Enrichment is provision of interesting and stimulating things to do while in captivity, for example foraging for food, instead of just getting it out of a bowl. Thanks to lots of help from the zoo folks and parks department employees and volunteers, Jill now has plenty to do in her enclosure, including searching for food in unusual places. It's fun for Jill, and entertaining for park visitors as well.
To read Sara's report on how to enrich a lemur, click here.