Have you ever strolled through the Virginia Aquarium and noticed a colorful object floating in the seal exhibit, or snake skin hanging in the komodo dragon habitat? These are some examples of what we refer to as animal enrichment. Animal enrichment is a crucial part of caring for animals in a zoo or aquarium environment, as it encourages them to express natural behaviors.
The 4 main types of enrichment activities will be highlighted all throughout the aquarium. There will be a variety of training sessions, feedings, interesting objects, and live animal programs taking place.