Keepers at Banham Zoo are putting out an appeal for old or unwanted Xmas perfumes.
For several years now, zoo keeper’s all over the world have been aware that scent can play an important part in their enrichment programmes, providing animals with opportunities to express natural behaviours and many species, especially big cats, respond very positively to unique scents when sprayed in their enclosures.
The keepers at Banham have noticed their stocks of old perfumes are running low and are hoping that visitors to the zoo might also want to drop off any old or unwanted scents when they visit.
Mike Woolham, Animal Manager commented ‘Our big cats definitely react positively when scents are used as part of their enrichment programme. For some reason Calvin Klein perfume is a huge hit with all big cats but in all honesty any perfumes work well and we do like to offer them a variety of different smells’.
Visitors to the zoo can drop of any unwanted perfumes or aftershaves with the staff in the admissions department who will make sure they are passed onto the keepers.
Alternatively, if you are not able to visit the zoo then please post your perfumes to: Zoo Animal Management, Banham Zoo, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE