LINVILLE – Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, is internet hosting its annual Animal Enrichment Day on Aug. 3 and invitations visitors to come see firsthand how Grandfather Mountain cares for its resident animals. The occasion, which permits guests to watch enrichment demonstrations, discuss immediately with keepers and take part in family-oriented interactive video games, is included with admission.
An enrichment is a particular deal with, new toy and even an unfamiliar scent given to the animals to break up their routines and assist preserve them energetic and intellectually stimulated. The day celebrates the park’s furry, feathered and scaled inhabitants with a day of enjoyable and academic actions, particularly highlighting enrichment and its significance in caring for the animals that decision Grandfather Mountain dwelling.
The park’s habitat workers is making ready a fun-filled afternoon for visitors that may also embrace a “Test Your Animal Knowledge” contest and drawing for a uncommon behind-the-scenes animal go to.
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“Having this day to showcase not only what enrichment entails, but particularly what it means for the physical and mental well-being of our resident animals, is a great educational opportunity for our visitors,” stated Christie Tipton, animal habitats curator with the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. (*3*)
Activities will kick off at 11 a.m. and proceed till 3:30 p.m. The full schedule is beneath.
Animal Enrichment Day Schedule:
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Behind-the-Scenes Tour (further value, e-book upfront on the Wilson Center present store)
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Animal Olympics Game (Pollinator Garden)
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Test Your Animal Knowledge Contest – contest drawing at 2:15 p.m. (Wilson Center Lobby)
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Fun animal-themed video games! (Outside the Wilson Center, inside if raining)
1 – 1:30 p.m.: Animal Encounter – Come meet a couple of of the resident animals together with snakes and an opossum. (Wilson Center)
1 – 2:30 p.m.: Vote for the enrichments that you just assume the animals would most like to get through the Enrichment Parade beginning at 2:45 p.m. on the elk habitat. (Wilson Center)
1 – 3 p.m.: Creepy Critter Corner – meet a couple of of the extra “creepy” animals. (Wilson Center)
1 – 3 p.m.: Enrichment Table – study all about enrichment. (Wilson Center)
2:15 p.m.: Contest Drawing! Winners can be introduced on the Wilson Center. Contest winners get the uncommon alternative to go behind the scenes to go to the animal they have been educated about! Winners are allowed to take members of the family with them. Participants have to be current to win. (Wilson Center)
2:45 p.m.: Animal Enrichment Parade! Follow Grandfather Mountain workers to the elk, then otter, then cougar after which bear overlooks to watch the particular enrichments. (Begins at Elk Habitat)
Can’t come to the occasion however nonetheless need to present a particular deal with for Grandfather animals? Those excited about gifting them a few of their favourite gadgets can achieve this by trying out the mountain’s animal enrichment want listing that includes applicable toys and provides. Donors should purchase an merchandise on-line and have it delivered straight to Grandfather Mountain for speedy enjoyment.
Animal lovers also can contribute by the mountain’s Adopt-an-Animal Program. Honorary adopters obtain a photograph of their animal, certificates of adoption, informational sheet concerning the animal’s life and extra.
To study extra about this yr’s Animal Enrichment Day at Grandfather Mountain, which is included with park admission, go to www.grandfather.com/occasion/animal-enrichment-day.
The nonprofit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation strives to encourage conservation of the pure world by serving to visitors discover, perceive and worth the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. For extra data, go to www.grandfather.com.