Pygmies and pumpkins at ZSL London Zoo
Tuesday 30 October 2007
The rainforest is an eerie place at the best of times, but at ZSL London Zoo this Halloween, our own rainforest animals were given an extra spooky treat.
Carved pumpkins full of tasty morsels were placed around the biome in our hot and humid Clore Rainforest Lookout exhibit for the animals to investigate.
Pygmy marmosets, titi monkeys, silvery marmosets, sloths and golden headed lion tamarins were all be able to make the most of their natural curiosity finding out what’s inside them.
Having to work to find food forms part of their regular enrichment activities, stimulating their natural behaviours and making them work for their grub.
Looks like the scary pumpkin faces did not frighten away an animal appetite!