Primate playtime plea

Can you help us as we renew our plea for playthings for our primates?

Our stocks of unwanted and clean bed linen and towels, which keepers use to provide enrichment for our Bornean orangutans and chimpanzees, are running low and we’re appealing for help from visitors to help replenish them.

Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, said: “Our great apes love playing with sheets and concoct a variety of games with them.

“They use them to wrap themselves up in, they drape them over their heads, or make hammocks out of them and even take them to bed as extra comfy nesting material, but after being dragged around their enclosure and dens the sheets only really withstand a day’s play and then we have to throw them away, so we’re constantly going through supplies.”

Any donations of clean sheets, towels, duvet covers (but no duvets please) can be handed to our Customer Services team in the Safari Shop.