Saturday, January 24, 2009

Photohunter: Chipped


I think this qualifies as 'chipped'. This big cat toy looks like it has been thoroughly enjoyed by its owner. This toy was probably put in the enclosure as part of an enrichment program. Enrichment is when you try to provide opportunities for an animal to act naturally. It could be as simple as providing a nutritional treat, hiding food around the enclosure, giving toys, or re-arranging the 'furniture' (logs, ropes, sheets, etc.) in the enclosure to create new places to hide or climb. Enrichment is just that, something to enrich the animal's well-being.

And you can see that this is one content kitty...

8 comments:

Sammawow said...

Oh, I love going to the zoo especially to see the big cats! They really did chip up that ball! Great choice for the chipped theme!

Sandy said...

I am surprised they didn't eat the whole thing...LOL

jams o donnell said...

Oh yes that is one contented member of the genus Pantera! I'm not surpruise that the tiger did that much damage to the ball!

Mrs Mecomber said...

Very cool! So buying all those toys for my kitty is "enrichment"! Woohoo!

Thanks for visiting my Photo Hunters at New York Traveler.net today. Happy weekend!

Leslie said...

Really good post for this week! :)

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/01/photohunt-chips-in-italy.html

jmb said...

Wow, I think that one could make a very big chip with those big teeth and paws. Good choice for the theme.

Happy weekend to you.

stan said...

what you do sure looks exciting. Glad I wasn't in the same ball game when that happened! lol

Anonymous said...

...nice that`s a very nice shots.