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The Shape of Enrichment Online Publication

The Shape of Enrichment is an online, blog-format publication that is available to our Shape of Enrichment subscribers. The Shape of Enrichment focuses on environmental enrichment for animals and includes feature articles and content geared toward zoo keepers, animal care technicians, veterinarians, researchers, and others involved in animal care. Although our roots are among zoos and aquariums, articles about enrichment for animals in a sanctuary, shelter, rehabilitation facility, wildlife park, research facility, farm, domestic pet housing, etc. are also welcome.

The Shape of Enrichment is intended to be an open forum for the sharing of ideas. It attracts a worldwide audience, with subscribers in nearly 40 countries. Our authors include keepers, curators, veterinarians, volunteers, enrichment and animal welfare researchers and students, and others from many types of animal facilities. We publish articles about the practical building/making and implementation of specific enrichment techniques and items, and we also publish articles about the application of enrichment theory, processes, and programs, as well as studies that assess enrichment.

We are always seeking new articles for publication in The Shape of Enrichment to share as much information with the animal care community as possible. If you or anyone you know has an enrichment idea they have used, we would be pleased to consider an article about it for publication. Click on "Submit Your Article for Publication" below to see author guidelines and how to send us your submission. Thank you!

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From 1992 to 2014, The Shape of Enrichment was published in a newsletter format. You can purchase downloadable PDFs of these issues from our online store.

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