Elescent: Liquid Enrichment Diffuser for Elephants

Team: LoxodonTECH

Program: Center for Leadership Education, Multidisciplinary Design

Sensory stimulation is often provided to zoo animals in order to provide healthy and effective enrichment. While zookeepers at the Maryland Zoo provide elephants with enrichment sources that challenge the animals physically, they are looking for ways to stimulate the elephant’s other senses. Our solution is a device that produces olfactory stimuli in a controlled manner. The device is placed outside the elephants’ enclosure by the elephant zookeepers and activated remotely.