Valentine’s Day animal magic

Valentine’s Day is going down well with critters large and small at DZG.

First to receive a treat was birthday girl, spider monkey, aptly named Valentine, who turns 15 today – that’s her on the right.
 
Then it was over to Lower Primates where Trainee Keeper Shaun Crompton handed out red roses to the ladies in his life – seven female chimpanzees!
 
Shaun, pictured below, said: “The chimps love being given treats and enrichment, but they don’t often get flowers.
 
“They handled them in their usual way – taking a good look before eating the whole thing, flower and stem. Thankfully, I’d taken off the thorns!”
 
   
  
 
  
 

Elsewhere on site flamingos proved a popular choice for Valentine’s adoptions as did our cheeky lemurs!

  

Over in the Tecton Reptiliary enclosure there was a delivery for our mischievous meerkats – a large box bearing the words Be My Valentine kept the mob busy as they tried to get to the treats inside!

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Sumatran tigress Daseep had a special delivery of her favourite food – plus card – from an admirer . . .

   

.  . . and over at Penguin Bay two loved-up Humboldts celebrated poolside!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE!

 . . . it’s not too late to adopt your loved one’s favourite species just click here

 

First to receive a treat was birthday girl, spider monkey, aptly named Valentine, who turns 15 today – that’s her on the right.
 
Then it was over to Lower Primates where Trainee Keeper Shaun Cro