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Halloween enrichment at Colchester Zoo!

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The keepers and animals have been busy getting ready for our October half term Shriek Week events with some fantastic themed enrichment!

Meerkat halloween

Not only is it great fun for the keepers to get crafty and carve pumpkins but it also provides a valuable form of enrichment for our animals encouraging natural behaviours and providing a stimulating environment for the animals to interact with as they look for food that might be hidden, enjoy the new scent and some who even enjoy eating the pumpkin flesh as a tasty treat! 

Watch this space for more spooktacular enrichment photos over the coming weeks! 

If you're visiting us during our Shriek Week events this October half term why not take part in our pumpkin carving competiton? Not only can you WIN the chance to meet our aarvarks but all entries are also used as enrichment for our animals! Find out more here. 


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