What is Enrichment?

Environmental enrichment is the process of manipulating and enhancing the environment for captive animals in order to increase physical and mental activities. By doing so, their normal, species-typical behavior is promoted and psychological well-being is improved.

The aim is to create an environment that helps to recreate natural life, as much as possible and as close as possible to their real life in nature.

Our Goal

We have addressed two essential components to enhance the quality of life for our chimpanzees in captivity.

First, we shall promote a variety of natural behaviors and reduce stereotypic behaviors.

Second, we shall simulate activity budget of wild chimpanzees in captive settings.