African Penguins Treated to Icy Delights at New Orleans Aquarium

Aviculturists at an aquarium in New Orleans, Louisiana, provided enrichment to African penguins in the form of ice treats on July 19.

This footage shared by Audubon Nature Institute shows the day-in-the-life of an aviculturist. “Sometimes enrichment can be as simple as providing opportunities for natural behaviors like building a nest,” the institute wrote in a tweet.

Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate behavior specific to their species, an opportunity to engage with their environment, and enhances well-being, according to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Credit: Audubon Nature Institute via Storyful

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