Wellness Wednesday: Alligator

For this week’s Wellness Wednesday we are focusing on exercise! Exercise promotes physical and mental wellness in people and animals. Animal care staff can use certain types of enrichment, training, or even habitat modifications to encourage our animals to use their bodies like they would in the wild. Today our American alligator got up and moving with some cantaloupe enrichment! Bayou’s keeper offered him a cantaloupe that bobbed in the water and encouraged Bayou to swim, snap, and fling cantaloupe pieces around his pool! Great job Bayou!

This post was generously sponsored by Tucson Medical Center. Thank you TMC for supporting our animals’ health and wellness!