Fun for the wild child: enrichment in wildlife rehabilitation
Keywords: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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