Chimpanzees are extremely good climbers and in the wild spend the majority of their time up in the trees.
Here at Twycross Zoo we are trying to replicate this as much as possible. The latest phase of development to one of our chimp enclosures has just been started.
Danny, Tommy and Kip’s indoor enclosure has had new branches and logs fixed into the floor to create the beginnings of a new climbing structure. This, however, is only the start as in the coming weeks more branches and ropes will be attached higher up in the enclosure. This will allow these three chimps to utilize the space within their enclosure much more than ever before.
Danny in particular is sure to enjoy playing and displaying on these new branches.
Photo: Danny the Chim