Zoo’s fruit and nut ice mix helps chimpanzees chill out

Edinburgh Zoo’s chimpanzees had a special reason to enjoy this week’s heatwave, after their keepers prepared some special frozen treats for them.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 1st October 2011, 2:39 pm

The enriched lollies included fruit juice, chopped fruit, honey and peanuts.

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Dee Masters, team leader of the Budongo Trail and Living Links, said: “We’ll be giving them blackcurrant juice with pieces of banana frozen inside and frozen mashed banana with wheat.

“It’s a big treat for our chimpanzees, so we are expecting lots of excited ‘pant hot’ calls, which is how our chimps communicate that there is something good to eat.”