Fun for the wild child: enrichment in wildlife rehabilitation


  • Heather W. Barron Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Sanibel, FL, USA



Enrichment, ontrafreeloading, applied enrichment, behavioral enrichment, environmental enrichment device, wildlife rehabilitation, stress


Enrichment is loosely defined as a dynamic process for enhancing an animal
environment within the context of the animals’ behavioral biology and natural
history. This article will explore how to reduce stress in wildlife in a rehabilitative
setting, including the benefits of enrichment (on a both a cognitive and
physiologic level), variable types of enrichment with practical examples, and
how this can be easily and inexpensively incorporated into any operation.


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How to Cite

Barron, H. W. (2022). Fun for the wild child: enrichment in wildlife rehabilitation. Wildlife Rehabilitation Bulletin, 38(1), 12–16.



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