Primate keepers ensured chimpanzee Binti celebrated her 24th birthday with a tasty lemon cake made using mashed potato!
Trainee Keeper, Shaun Crompton, whipped up the treat at home, using potatoes rather than flour and eggs.
Shaun said: Our chimps enjoy a varied diet of all kinds of vegetables, but its nice to give it to them in a different way now and again.
All seven chimps always get a special treat for their birthdays, but as it’s World Vegetarian Month, I thought Id have a go at baking a veggie birthday cake and found a recipe for a cake using mashed potato.
It turned out to be a huge hit with the girls who tucked into a big slice each during the celebratory tea party we threw for them, complete with a stack of wrapped presents, filled with their favourite vegetables and raisins and bran, which were quickly opened and emptied!