Enrichment excites all the animals’ senses and can be offered by zookeepers in a variety of different ways such as novelty foods, sounds, smells, boxes, bags, and toys. Environmental enrichment encourages animals to use their natural abilities and behaviors to interact with their environment. Visit Franklin Park Zoo on July 7 and discover why enrichment is so important. Throughout the day, guests will have the opportunity to see many of the animals receive enrichment items made especially for them. In honor of Franklin Park Zoo’s centennial, the animals will be celebrating too with birthday themed enrichment items including paper mache cakes, ice treats and other fun surprises.