The Shape of Enrichment is a
quarterly publication focusing on environmental enrichment for animals. This
international open forum includes feature articles, columns, short notes, conference
announcements, and other notices. The publication is presented in a
non-technical format and geared toward zoo keepers,
animal care technicians, and others directly involved in animal care.
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The Shape of Enrichment attracts a
worldwide audience, and we currently have subscribers in nearly 40 countries.
Our authors include keepers, curators, veterinarians, volunteers, and others
from many types of animal facilities.
We are always seeking new articles for publication in The Shape of
Enrichment. Although our roots remain among zoological institutions, enrichment
for animals housed in other institutions (e.g. sanctuary, rehabilitation
facility, laboratory, farm, pet) is also appropriate. If you or anyone you know
has an enrichment idea to share, we would be pleased to consider it for
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Enrichment Challenges Column
Numerous enrichment experts donate their time to offer
strategies for addressing your enrichment Challenges.
Challenges are forwarded in an anonymous format. The experts’ responses are
sent directly to the person who submitted the challenge and may be published
(anonymously) in an upcoming issue of The Shape of Enrichment. If you have an enrichment
challenge for our experts, please submit it to our Challenges Coordinator, Else
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