Special Activities Planned This Weekend For Tulsa Zoo Animals

Friday, September 17th 2010, 5:15 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- The Tulsa Zoo is getting ready for a wild weekend.

Saturday is its annual "Behaviors Gone Wild" day. 

Zookeepers have planned activities to appeal to the animal instincts of their charges. There will be 80 demonstrations going on throughout the day, from a winter wonderland for the rhino, to a pool party for the penguins.

"It's called environmental enrichment because we add things to their environment. We add fun, challenging things. They might be puzzles, they might be frozen food items, they might be something like this little windmill behind us where they actually have to manipulate something in order to get the prize out," said Marcie Tarvid, Tulsa Zoo.

There will also be special activities for the visitors. It all starts Saturday at 9 a.m.