Hooping and Hollering over Halloween
The enrichment Rangers went all out when creating the “blood pumpkins”. These pumpkins were made from blood and water with meat treats frozen in the middle.
Considering the hot halloween in Mauritius the icy treats were a welcome sight to the hyena. Bere and Rouge got excited when they saw Rangers and Keepers in their enclosure hiding yummy treats, they started hooping and hollering.
This type of enrichment is not only entertaining to the animals but also allows them to use their natural behaviour of scavenging.
Hyena are have an amazing sense of smell which allows them to be the notorious scavengers that they are.