Enrichment is an important part of daily life for all the animals, including our Amur tiger, at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Enrichment is what we do to improve the animals’ welfare and wellbeing as well as recreate situations that will encourage natural behaviours.
For Botzman, our Amur tiger at the Zoo, new scents in the enclosure helps to stimulate his natural instincts. Sensory enrichment means adding new scents, sights or sounds to the Zoo exhibit habitat to add variety to the carnivores’ experience. Life in the wild is anything but predictable, so sensory enrichment in the tigers' home keeps them stimulated and reflects their natural habitat in the wild.