Zoo keepers pamper lions with aromatherapy

By | May 19, 2010

Indu the lioness plays with her straw pillow infused with peppermint oilZoo keepers have resorted to pampering lions and monkeys with aromatherapy to keep them contented in captivity.

Animals at Paignton Zoo in Devon are receiving the luxurious treatments in a trial project aimed at stimulating their minds and bodies.

Experts claim that big cats respond best to the alternative therapies, which have been donated by Holland & Barrett, the high street health foods retailer.

Among the beneficiaries of the scheme are Indu the lioness and Misha the tapir, who particularly enjoys having her back rubbed with almond oil.

Julian Chapman, the zoo’s senior head mammal keeper, said: “We use a wide variety of environmental enrichments to stimulate our animals physically and mentally.

“Many animals, particularly big cats, respond well to smells, whether they are the scents of other animals or fragrant herbs and spices.”

via Zoo keepers pamper lions with aromatherapy – Telegraph.

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    The man suffers from uncontrollable emotions and feelings that they should stop to relax and feel at peace with myself. Rationality is a big advantage of using natural therapies. People who suffer from neurological disorders can find rest and peace through a natural remedy to relieve the symptoms of hysteria, irritability, anxiety and panic. If patients have sleep problems, brings peace and tranquility, which helps people to sleep.

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