Fay’s upcoming plenary session at the International Conference on Environmental Enrichment in June 2019, hosted by the University of Kyoto Japan, marks a pivotal moment for Gorilla Game Lab. As a plenary speaker, Fay will have the opportunity to share a comprehensive overview of our research and experiences, providing invaluable insights for zoos and enrichment researchers worldwide.

The decision to present at such a prestigious event reflects our commitment to knowledge sharing and collaboration within the field of animal welfare and enrichment. By offering a detailed account of Gorilla Game Lab’s initiatives, methodologies, and outcomes, Fay aims to empower fellow professionals with the tools and knowledge needed to enhance the well-being of captive animals.

Central to Fay’s presentation will be a deep dive into the principles and practices that underpin our approach to cognitive enrichment for gorillas. From the design and implementation of our gaming platform to the assessment of its impact on gorilla behavior and cognition, she will elucidate the key factors driving our success and shaping our future directions.

Moreover, Fay will highlight the collaborative nature of our work, emphasizing the importance of partnerships between zoological institutions, research organizations, and technology developers. By fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange, we can leverage collective expertise to address complex challenges and drive meaningful progress in animal welfare.

One of the primary goals of Fay’s presentation is to inspire and empower other institutions to adopt similar initiatives tailored to their respective animal populations. Through the sharing of best practices, lessons learned, and practical insights, we can collectively advance the field of environmental enrichment and create more enriching and stimulating environments for captive animals worldwide.

Additionally, Fay will underscore the broader implications of our work for conservation and education efforts. By engaging gorillas in mentally stimulating activities and promoting naturalistic behaviors, we not only enhance their quality of life but also foster a deeper appreciation for these magnificent creatures among zoo visitors and the general public.

In preparation for her plenary session, Fay and the Gorilla Game Lab team are diligently compiling data, refining presentations, and preparing educational materials to ensure maximum impact and relevance. We are eager to contribute to the global dialogue on environmental enrichment and share our journey, insights, and achievements with the wider community.

As we look ahead to the International Conference on Environmental Enrichment, we are filled with excitement and anticipation for the opportunity to connect with fellow researchers, educators, and advocates. Together, let us continue to push the boundaries of innovation and compassion in the pursuit of a brighter future for all animals.

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