Only one of the coolest enrichment ideas we’ve come up with in a while! Okay, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration on my part but I thought it was pretty neat and the chimpanzees seemed to enjoy it too.
Thanks to the continued generous summer donations from Cloudview Ecofarm we’d been blessed with an abundance of melons. What to do with millions of melons? Juice them, of course! We combined the melons with lemons and limes to create a refreshing treat. Then, just to make things interesting, we sealed the juice in plastic baggies and taped them up in the East Playroom as part of the chimpanzees’ daily enrichment.
Judging from the food squeaks and general excitement level the forage was deemed a success by satisfied chimpanzees!