September enrichment videos

At the WSU Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center, we have an enrichment program aimed at keeping our bears physically healthy and mentally stimulated. Every month, we’ll showcase the new or different activities and physical challenges our bears can tackle.

This item was new for the bears this month, a ball that spins around a pivot, full of food. As the bears spin the ball, food comes flying out. Hopefully.

Here is a more successful attempt at getting food from the spinning ball.

And in this final video, another relatively new item requires the bears to figure out how to get chunks of apple out of a plastic barrel, which has a piece of fire hose covering a small hole in each end.