Egg-Citing Easter Training


There has been some cracking training going on at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary this week to celebrate Easter with the resident creatures.

Children across the UK will be hunting for chocolate eggs with excitement this weekend as thousands celebrate Easter, but the residents of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary have been hunting for eggs with a far fishier flavour.
Egg-Citing Easter Training
Egg-Citing Easter Training The animal care team at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary are always trying to think of new enrichment activities for their residents and Easter has provided the team with a perfect opportunity to get their residents joining in with some egg-stra special activities.
The team at the Sanctuary crafted their residents special Easter eggs made out of brightly coloured ice with fish delicacies frozen in their centres. The eggs were placed in the residents enclosures for them to discover.

"Our residents love receiving additional treats but we also like to keep them engaged and stimulated so this was an ideal opportunity to combine the two," said Animal care assistant Natalie Dyer.
Egg-Citing Easter Training
Egg-Citing Easter Training Enrichment is an important aspect of the Animal Care Team's day to day work. It is how the Sanctuary keeps all of their animals happy and busy throughout the day and helps them to ensure that they are being mentally and physically stimulated.

This can be done in a number of ways including giving toys to encourage exercise and problem-solving, stimulating the animal's senses and giving food treats in novelty ways.
Enrichment is an important aspect of the Animal Care Team´s day to day work. It is how the Sanctuary keeps all of their animals happy and busy throughout the day and helps them to ensure that they are being mentally and physically stimulated.

This can be done in a number of ways including giving toys to encourage exercise and problem-solving, stimulating the animal's senses and giving food treats in novelty ways.
Egg-Citing Easter Training
Egg-Citing Easter Training Not only does enrichment keep their animals happy and healthy, it can also provide important bonding time between the team and the animals, allowing the team to give them the best possible care.

The Easter eggs went down a treat with the residents of the sanctuary, who were very intrigued and excited in equal parts at discovering the egg shaped treats!

Press Release issued by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary
For more details, please contact Georgina Shannon on 01326 221361
Issue Date: 12th April 2017


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