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: 'I Live In A Cemetery': Teen Writer Shares Perspective On Life In North Minneapolis
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: COVID In Minnesota: MDH Says State Has Seen 14 'Vaccine Breakthrough Cases'
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: Clarifying COVID: What Do We Need To Know About The J&J Vaccine?
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.