Just around the corner from Oakfield House, next to the owls, is a garden that grows plants specifically for some of the animals at the zoo.

Enrichment is a really important part of the work our teams do to make sure the animals remain healthy – both physically and mentally.

Growing in our Enrichment Garden you’ll find herbs, flowers, leaves and fruit which will be given to a variety of wildlife, like primates, parrots and tortoises.

The main aim is to encourage natural feeding and foraging behaviours, for example the herbs are used to stimulate the senses of our big cats, like the jaguar, and keep their surroundings really interesting for them. 

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