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Rice engineering students develop fish-rewarding enrichment device for sea lions at Houston Zoo

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Cali, Jonah, Kamia and Rockie are the Houston Zoo’s resident California sea lions – and they absolutely love fish. One of the Houston Zoo's sea lions interacts with the Sea Lion Enrichment Device developed by Rice engineering students. One of the Houston Zoo’s sea lions interacts with the Sea Lion Enrichment Device developed by Rice engineering students. They’re also highly intelligent, inquisitive mammals capable of mastering and engaging in intricate behaviors, and they enjoy frequent mental and physical stimulation. This is why the zoo recruited a group of six Rice engineering students enrolled in Introduction to Engineering Design (ENGI 120) to develop a new enrichment device for the sea lions to use during breaks from training sessions, shows and exploring their habitat at the zoo. - See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2016/05/02/will-work-for-fish/#sthash.LDEA8Cag.dpuf