At Fresno Chaffee Zoo, we are focused on our animals’ whole health including their bodies, minds, and social needs. This includes elements like food, training, veterinary care, habitat design, ongoing research of animal care standards, and enrichment.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo's Enrichment Committee is committed to integrating enrichment methods and practices into the daily care of the animals to enhance their overall welfare, provide professional development to foster excellent animal care, and give our guests a better understanding of animal behavior.

During your visit to Fresno Chaffee Zoo, you might see some new things in the animal’s spaces. We are constantly adding new items or making changes to the animal’s habitats to give them something new to interact with and promote natural behaviors. We call these items or changes enrichment. During your visit, keep an eye out for different enrichment items and how the animals are using them.