Come to See Playful Elephants

Zoo Praha / Prague Zoo

Hana Szotkowská  |  08. 01. 2015


A new toy has recently appeared in the Elephant Valley in Prague Zoo. It’s huge, well visible and a great source of entertainment for the elephant herd.

The new interactive toy is mostly appreciated by Janita, Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo The new interactive toy is mostly appreciated by Janita, Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

A huge sphere was tailor-made for elephants from hardened plastic. It has three holes on the surface, and the elephants have lot of fun when trying to fish the corn titbits out from them.

The elephants are very intelligent creatures, and therefore need to keep occupying their active minds. That’s why there are also other enriching features in their enclosure, such as feeding trolleys into which elephants have to reach with their trunks and pull the titbits down through the circular opening.

Enrichment is an integral part of animals´ breeding in modern zoos. Various items are used to make the life of animals more enjoyable, such as toys that stimulate their natural animal instincts offer of food, where animals have to make effort to get it, stimulating scents, sounds or animal training sessions.

Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague ZooPhoto: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo


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