CHICAGO (CBS) — Valentine’s Day arrived a little early at the Brookfield Zoo, where several animals enjoyed heart-shaped treats.
The items were prepared by the animal care staff at the zoo.READ MORE: New Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Site Open In Tampa
Norman, the western lowland gorilla, and a six-year-old Cape porcupine enjoyed cute red heart-shaped treats made of biscuit and gelatin.READ MORE: Animal Rescue Organizations Say Pandemic Has Changed Their Industry For The Better
Grey seals – includeing Peanut, Georgie and Kiinaq – really liked their frozen gelatin messages of love.
The meerkats were treated to mealworms inside heart-shaped origami. And the spider monkeys took part in the celebration with bright red strawberries.MORE NEWS: Atlanta Area Women Charged With Stealing Millions Of Dollars From The Paycheck Protection Program
According to the Brookfield Zoo, the Animal Programs staff is always thinking of ways to physically and mentally stimulate the animals at the zoo. One way is to give them a variety of different enrichment and foods they normally do not receive on a regular basis.