The chimpanzees are enjoying the snow after the Blizzard of 2013. Enrichment is always a big part of taking care of the animals here at the zoo, especially when we are closed for the winter. The zookeepers made snowmen for the chimpanzees and mandrills to see what they would do. As expected, the goodies on the snowmen was the draw. You can see the chimpanzee exhibit on Weatherbug EVERY DAY! Check it out, it’s very cool!
We have to thank the grounds crew for keeping up with the snow! We received over 30″ of snow during a 2 day period and snow removal is always an issue when there is so much of it! Many of our animals who can go in and outdoors were seen out in the blizzard! The Yaks and the Camels especially didn’t wait for us to clear out in front of their indoor enclosures, they did it all by themselves. The lion took a venture outside once the sun came out and rolled about in the snow. All our animals did great during the storm, it’s the human folk that are still digging out. Happy Valentine’s Day!