Chimpanzee’s and the Tools They Use

Chimpanzees are known for their tool use and here at the zoo we try to give our animals the opportunities to express natural behaviours such as this.

One way in which we try to do this is by providing them with log feeders filled with honey, yoghurt or mashed food for the animals to use sticks or their fingers to try and get at the contents.

Our chimpanzees are provided with a variety of enrichment types and the keepers try to ensure that all the senses are covered. They enjoy boomer balls, puzzle feeders, herbs sprinkled on bedding, different textured materials and even watching a lava lamp!


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