The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Seems As Though Orangutans Love Hot and Spicy Foods

Christmas is coming early for the orangutans at the Louisville Zoo. They were treated to some seasonal red and green pepper treats stuffed with rice and roasted tomatoes.

They say the apes love hot and spicy foods, so the festive treats are appropriate and important. Jane Anne Franklin of the Louisville Zoo says, "It's important we give them lots of variety in foods because, especially, orangutans eat over four hundred different things in the wild. So the more variety we can offer them and the more fun they can have to forage and eat, the better off they are going to be."

Zoo officials say these treats also help keep the animals active, especially since the orangutans become even competitive to see who can get the most treats.


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