We are delighted to have been sent these recent photos of an active enrichment programme being carried out at Noboribetsu Bear Park, Japan.
Last year, with support from Yorkshire Wildlife Park, we partnered with the bear park, where we discussed enrichment opportunities and worked with their enthusiastic bear park team, carrying out enrichment activities in the indoor area of the bears holdings.
It’s fantastic to see varied enrichment now being enjoyed by the bears in the outside area of their enclosures. The public even got involved during a special event held at the park, and were given the opportunity to make enrichment toys with the keepers. The Park also has a dedicated page on its website to building and providing enrichment for their bears. We hope we can visit the park again soon to first hand the bears enjoying themselves!
Find out more about our work helping bears in Japan HERE