Emily’s Easter fun for chimps

Easter brought enrichment for chimpanzees and a few small primates in Monkey Tails, thanks to the crafting skills of nine-year-old Emily Flockhart, from Kingswinford.

emily_flockhartEmily, whose dad, Neil, is a senior keeper, spent her weekend making special Easter eggs from papier mache covered balloons, which she filled with fresh fruit and vegetables as a treat for her favourite species.

And she helped keeper Stacey Ball – pictured with Emily – hand out the goodies at Monkey Tails walkthrough rainforest experience where they provided hours of entertainment as the animals tried to reach every last one of the treats inside!

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The eggs were a big success in Monkey Tails where white-faced saki monkeys and cheeky squirrel monkeys used their skills to get to the treats.

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