To stimulate our wildlife both physically and mentally, Animal Ark’s animal keepers are constantly looking for new puzzles or toys to give to animals.  In this picture, Kaleb the Canada lynx plays with a potato.  For the bears and raccoon, we might drill holes in a PVC pipe, place small food items inside, such as bird seed, and let the animal figure out how to shake the seed out.  Other animals may just need to smell something new – so we create a scent trail through their enclosure using animal scents or cheap perfumes!