Besides the expense of food and veterinary care, Wild Wonders incurs a lot of cost to keep our animals’ environment clean and safe, and to provide enrichment to keep them happy and stimulated.
Our keepers have put together a few “wish lists” on Amazon that contain Supplies and Enrichment items that we can use.
While the Supply List has some items like ladders, and drill bit sets, it also contains such mundane things as Simple Green cleaner. Good Zoological practices as well as regulatory requirements mean that we clean enclosures, walls, and floors everyday! We seemingly go through gallons of Simple Green each month!
On the Behavior Enrichment List, you’ll find a lot of the toys that we use to keep our family engaged during both the day and the night. We have many active minds, and hiding the food in puzzles for our foxes and primates keeps their brain active by simulating the experiences they would have if they were in the wild.