Holiday Art Auction Looking for a gift for the person who has everything? Painting (with non-toxic paint) is a fun and excellent form of enrichment for the keepers and the animals! Animal care staff will offer paints and canvas to some of our animals, resulting in beautiful works of art – each masterpiece different than the next! Take home some wild art from the Cincinnati Zoo! These great gifts will delight the recipient and also help support the zoo. Enrichment Enrichment is an important part of the daily care we provide to our animals. Enrichment is anything the zookeepers add to the animals’ environments to stimulate their senses and elicit natural behaviors such as foraging, exploration, hunting, problem solving, and even play. Each species’ individual needs are considered when designing enrichment activities. Our keepers use enrichment to keep animals healthy by encouraging physical activity and mental stimulation. Some of the ways our animals are enriched include environmental, social, training, environmental enrichment devices, sensory and novel food.