Environmental enrichment is the practice of adding objects and other stimuli to the surroundings of captive animals to encourage them to express natural behaviours. Enrichment aims to improve quality of life and promote positive animal welfare by providing both mental and physical stimulation.
In our latest study, we aim to find out how our turtle patients interact with various diverse types of environmental enrichment.
All the latest updates from our marine biology teams at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru, as we ramp up for the start of the tourist high season here in the Maldives.
We have some interesting photographs fresh from our Fish Lab, where we grow algae, Artemia and Rotifers to feed our aquarium residents, and there’s an update on our sea turtle behavioural study using ‘enrichment devices’.
Join Dafne, our resident turtle veterinarian, as she introduces our turtle patients to ‘enrichment devices’ to stimulate curiosity and encourage interactive behaviours.
Catch up with our Reefscapers coral propagation experts, as they don scuba gear to construct a customised reef.
And then enjoy a varied video selection of marine megafauna, including turtles, mantas and whale sharks.