Zookeepers at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore provide animal enrichment everyday to keep them stimulated and doing things that come naturally. On special days, the animals and visitors get an added treat made possible by the zoo’s Enrichment Team. The team was formed in January 2006. The volunteers assemble once a month to make colorful paper maché animals, balloons and other containers that will be filled with meat or produce and given to the animals on “Enrichment Days.”
Jan. 2 Daily Brief: Palestine clashes with Israel, counting stock at London zoo, a look at steel bucket manufacturing
Employees work inside a steel bucket manufacturing unit at an industrial area on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, visitors skate at the Tower of London ice rink, people attempt to extinguish a fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut and more in today’s daily brief.
June 27 Photo Brief: The hot toys for Christmas, keeping vigil for Nelson Mandela and a zoo birthday bash
A toy store in Britain displays all the hot toys for Christmas 2013, well-wishers keep vigil outside the hospital where Nelson Mandel is being treated, the Singapore zoo holds a 40th birthday bash and more in today’s daily brief.
June 6 Photo Brief: Tropical storm Andrea over Florida, Sharapova reaches French finals and Belmont readies for racing
Tropical Storm Andrea bears down on Florida’s west coast, Maria Sharapova powers her way to the French Open finals, Belmont track readies for the third jewel in the Triple Crown and more in today’s daily brief.
May 29 Photo Brief: Fog in Sydney, an albino kangaroo, protesting prostitutes, Mt. Everest Marathon, swimming in sewage
Fog in Sydney, an albino kangaroo, protesting prostitutes, Mt. Everest Marathon, swimming in sewage and more in today’s daily brief.
Catherine, Countess of Strathearn shoots some hoops, a 1989 flying Ford Fiesta returns to the roof of Cologne’s city museum, temperatures in Germany expect to take a turn to the warm side and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 11 Photo Brief: A panda in Snow World, Golden Power acrobats, a wolf man in London and Kate Middelton’s natural painting
Kate and Will think her new official portrait is beautiful but critics disagree, the Circus of Horrors rehearses in London, the Harbin International Ice and Snow World festival draws a crowd in China, the Hungarian ‘Golden Power’ acrobats rehearse for the Grand Circus of Budapest and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 14 Photo Brief: North Koreans celebrate launch, topless Italians protest fur, Belarusian ecologist tames wolves, Chinese swimmers brave the ice
North Korea sends out images from their satellite launch celebration and the memorial exhibition entitled “The great leader Kim Jong-il comrade is with us forever,” Italian animal rights activists paint “Fur death” on their chests and carry a skinned fox prop to protest fur in the fashion market, ecologist Dmitry Shamovich plays with tamed wolves in a remote village in Belarus and much more in today’s daily brief.
Kevin Balot from the Philippines takes the crown at the Miss International Queen 2012 transgender/transsexual beauty pageant, Russian soldiers rehearsal for a military parade in Red Square, Shaolin monks perform qigong, pet owners show off their furry (and fur-challenged) friends and more in today’s daily brief.