Enrichment is an important part of daily life for all the animals, including the Amur tigers, 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 the tigers at the Zoo, new scents in their enclosure helps to stimulate their 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 relfects their natural habitat in the wild.