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February 16, 2021

A Hippo Snow Day

It’s a snow day for Mashavu, Tombi and Kiboko! Our Nile hippopotamuses enjoyed the freshly fallen snow from inside their warm barn thanks to Keeper Joshua Sydney-Smith.

Camels in the Snow?

Camels may not be the first animals that come to mind when you think of snow, but Bactrian camels are used to the harsh weather and snow. This species is native to the rocky deserts of Central and East Asia, where temperatures can reach over 100 degrees in summer and drop to minus 20 degrees in winter. Their thick, shaggy coat helps keep them warm during the winter months. They may also eat the snow to provide for their water needs. 

Photos: Antelope Keeper Jeremy Martin

A Valentine's Day Party

Our great apes had a Valentine’s Day party in Jungle of the Apes over the weekend. Keepers gave the Sumatran orangutans, western lowland gorillas, and chimpanzees, including 3-month-old Raven, special valentine-themed enrichment, complete with a kissing booth! The apes enjoyed red and pink ice pops, paper hearts and valentines, and "cupcakes" made from primate chow, oatmeal banana mash, yogurt topping with fruit, raisin or fig decorations.
 
Photos and video courtesy of our Jungle of the Apes keepers.