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Quarterly Publication




The Shape of Enrichment is a quarterly publication focusing on environmental enrichment for animals. This international open forum includes feature articles, columns, short notes, conference announcements, and other notices. The publication is presented in a non-technical format and geared toward zoo keepers, animal care technicians, and others directly involved in animal care.

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The Shape of Enrichment attracts a worldwide audience, and we currently have subscribers in nearly 40 countries. Our authors include keepers, curators, veterinarians, volunteers, and others from many types of animal facilities.


We are always seeking new articles for publication in The Shape of Enrichment. Although our roots remain among zoological institutions, enrichment for animals housed in other institutions (e.g. sanctuary, rehabilitation facility, laboratory, farm, pet) is also appropriate. If you or anyone you know has an enrichment idea to share, we would be pleased to consider it for publication.

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Subscription Information


Downloadable subscriptions are $18 per year. Print subscriptions are $24 (USA mailing addresses) or $28 (Other mailing addresses). All subscriptions are from January to December. Back issues are also available. If you live in a developing country and the subscription fee is a financial hardship, please contact us concerning our complimentary subscription program.


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Please note that claims will not be accepted for subscriptions that do not include an individual’s name on the shipping address. Claims must be submitted in a reasonable time, e.g., with a few weeks of publication.


Enrichment Challenges Column


Numerous enrichment experts donate their time to offer strategies for addressing your enrichment Challenges. Challenges are forwarded in an anonymous format. The experts’ responses are sent directly to the person who submitted the challenge and may be published (anonymously) in an upcoming issue of The Shape of Enrichment. If you have an enrichment challenge for our experts, please submit it to our Challenges Coordinator, Else Poulsen.

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