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Chimpanzees get into Valentine's Day spirit with heart-shaped treats!

Published Friday, Feb 14 2014, 07:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Love was certainly in the air for these chimpanzees this week, as they were treated to some heart-shaped goodies just in time for Valentine's Day.

Chimps Koko, Grant, Elvis and Phil looked delighted to receive their purple and red parcels, which is no real surprise since the boxes were stuffed full of their favourite foods, including apples and peanut butter.

Chimpanzees at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo tuck into heart-shaped treats to get them in the mood for Valentine's Day, Whipsnade Zoo, Britain - 13 Feb 2014

© ZSL Whipsnade Zoo/Rex Features



The romantic snacks were part of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's enrichment programme that aims to stimulate the chimps' curiosity and encourage their natural behaviours.

Plus, they get some tasty Valentine's Day presents too!

Chimpanzees at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo tuck into heart-shaped treats to get them in the mood for Valentine's Day, Whipsnade Zoo, Britain - 13 Feb 2014

© ZSL Whipsnade Zoo/Rex Features



Zoo Keeper Jane Storr said: "We're always looking for new ways of enriching our chimpanzee's lives, especially at feeding time when we give them food in imaginative ways to keep them happy and healthy.

"Chimps are curious by nature and the Valentine's treats make an ideal gift for them – they had to work hard to get to their food by delving into the hearts to investigate their treats."

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