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: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will There Be Additional Relief Payments?
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: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will There Be Another Relief Payment?
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: Stock Market Plummets Amidst Growing Fears Of COVID's Delta Variant
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.