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Animal Enrichment Day

August 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Enrichment is an integral part of how the mountain cares for its habitat animals every day. An enrichment is a special treat, new toy or even an unfamiliar scent given to the animals to break up their routines and help keep them active and intellectually stimulated. On Animal Enrichment Day, visitors can watch enrichment demonstrations, talk directly with keepers and participate in family-oriented games and crafts.


10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Visit enrichment tables to experience various types of enrichment through smell, touch, taste and forage. Play games and vote for the enrichment that our cougar will like the best. Outside the Nature Museum (inside the Nature Museum if raining), make an enrichment for your cat or dog at home. Guests can also enter a drawing by answering trivia to win a behind-the-scenes tour with the animal associated with each question.

11:00 a.m. — Attend a program to learn about animal enrichment (Auditorium).

1:00 p.m. — Make special enrichments for the bears and other animals (Let it Rain Picnic Shelter).

2:00 p.m. — Trivia winners announced, behind-the-scenes tour will follow immediately after for winners (Nature Museum).

2:30 p.m. — See the animals receive their special enrichments starting with the elk, otters (features a special competition with kids), cougars and then bears.


August 7, 2019
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Grandfather Mountain
2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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