This Christmas, the animals here at the Caldwell Zoo got to join in the fun of receiving presents. These cardboard boxes provided enrichment for our animals by promoting natural behaviors. Our elephant ladies had to tear through their presents to find the produce hidden inside, just like they would tear through tree trunks in the wild – or maybe more like a kid on Christmas.
The elephants weren’t the only animals to presents. Several of our snakes, including our rainbow boa (pictured above) and our Chihuahua mountain kingsnake (pictured below) spent some time exploring presents as well.