Food puzzle for lemurs

A five litre water tub turned lemur feeder when primate keepers filled it with treats as an enrichment project in Lemur Wood.

lemurfeeder5-romojpgSmall pieces of apple and banana are inserted into the tub which is then suspended from a nearby tree.

Trainee Keeper, Stephanie Sawyer, said: “It’s quite funny to see which lemurs can figure out how to get to the treats.

“Some are defeated by it, others work it out easily  and a few naughtily wait underneath for the food to come out.”

 

CAPTION: RIGHT: Keeper Darren Sadler hangs the container bearing treats in a tree in Lemur Wood.

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LEFT: A cheeky lemur tries to get to the goodies inside.