Birthday gifts for Banika

Lower Primates keepers delivered some crafty gifts to the chimp house this morning for birthday girl, Banika.

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DZG’s youngest chimpanzee turns 20 today and keepers spoilt her with a blank canvas, paint and brushes to inspire her artistic side!

Lower Primates Section Leader, Nicola Wright, pictured above with her gifts, said: “Not only are the presents a bit of fun, but they’ll also be great enrichment for the girls and it will be interesting to see what great masterpieces they’ll create!”

The seven girls will also be treated to a party complete with primate-friendly birthday cake and fruit squash later this afternoon.  

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If you’re on site this weekend make sure you visit the chimp house and wish her happy birthday and you may even see her painting!