BROOKFIELD, Ill. — Several animal residents of the Brookfield Zoo celebrated Valentine’s Day with special treats from their animal care specialists.
As with many humans, the way to these animals’ hearts was through their stomachs. Thus the “enrichments” came in the form of heart-shaped edible treats.
Video above and photos below for your own holiday treat. Video credit: CZS-Brookfield Zoo.
Norman, a Cape porcupine at Brookfield Zoo, received heart-shaped treats made of a complete-balanced biscuit and gelatin.
PJ, 10-month-old prehensile-tailed porcupine, seems to enjoy her heart-shaped nutritious treat she received for Valentine’s Day.
Several of Brookfield Zoo’s animals, including Kiinaq, a grey seal, were given heart-shaped treats for Valentine’s Day.
One of Brookfield Zoo’s Galapagos tortoises chomps on a heart-shaped watermelon. Several of the Zoo’s animals were treated to special enrichment treats for Valentine’s Day.
Three-year-old Banana, a pygmy hippopotamus at Brookfield Zoo, eyes her heart-shaped watermelon she received from her animal care specialists for Valentine’s Day.