πŸ“… Werribee Open Range Zoo

Checked into Werribee Open Range Zoo
Went to Werribee Open Range Zoo for the . There are the usual Post-COVID changes, such as 1.5m and sanitisation stations. However, the biggest changes were in relation to ‘enrichment’ and choice. There seems to have been a change in ethos and language. As we did the tour, there were things like spikey balls for the ostriches or sand for the rhinoceroses. It was explained that these were provided to improve their lives. Additionally, there was a lot of discussion around not forcing animals to do anything. Instead, they were incentivised to do what was best for them, such as being given a treat for coming when called. I am sure that some of these approaches are not necessarily new, but the explicit choice in language does represent a significant change in my opinion.

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