Our chimpanzee residents eat three meals per day served by our caregivers. This gives our caregivers the opportunity to make sure everyone is happy, healthy, and eating a nutritious diet. In addition to meals, the chimpanzees receive enrichment. Enrichment is any item that promotes physical activity, mental stimulation, or play to ensure the chimpanzees’ well-being.
Twice a day this now includes spreading peanuts and sunflower seeds across the chimps’ 3-acre islands. This gives the chimps motivation to explore the island and search for these small (and tasty!) treats. This will greatly increase the amount of peanuts and sunflower seeds we need to purchase each month, but we feel it is important in promoting a healthy lifestyle for our residents.