Life in an enclosure doesn’t have to be boring, and it certainly
isn’t at the Sacramento Zoo, which is celebrating its 85th
Anniversary this summer. Animals need mental stimulation, and
lots of it. So zookeepers like Janine Steele, who cares for
primates, provide toys, food-and even television- to creatures of
all sorts. “Many animals are food motivated, and we try to
present their food in different ways-in different containers or
balls- so they have to work for it,” Steele says.