Eagle Scout Provides Goat Enrichment Project to BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo
November 06 2017
At BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, we are constantly in search of economical ways to provide our animals with new enrichments and activities. Thanks to the hard work of some local Eagle Scouts, the Zoo has been able to provide just that for some of the animals at the Zoo.
Most recently, Eagle Scout, Dell Dickerson, age 17, designed and constructed a playground for the goats located in the Zoo’s Kids Zoo. Since climbing is a natural behavior, the structure encourages them to engage in an activity they are naturally inclined to do. As well, it provides a new texture to rest upon.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first project that Troop #13 from Central, La completed for the Zoo. In 2015, Joseph “Scotty” Miller built native bee boxes and in 2013, Trent Alderman constructed butterfly boxes. Both are still in service today.
Later this year, Ethan Raborn, age 15, will install wobbler bird houses as well.