It’s an Early Christmas for the Lowland Gorillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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It’s an Early Christmas for the Lowland Gorillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Western Lowland Gorillas in Disney’s Animal Kingdom got an early Christmas present! These gifts were given as part of a behavioral technique known as animal enrichment.

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The gifts were a festive form of enrichment that featured some of the gorillas’ favorite foods, like oats, fruits and hay. Enrichments like this provide the gorillas with mentally and physically stimulating activities that enhance their wellbeing. It also encourages animals to display natural behaviors.

Dr. Mark Penning, Vice President, Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment, shared all about it on Instagram:


“Everyone loves receiving gifts during the holidays, including the western lowland gorillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! These aren’t just any presents – this is a festive form of enrichment featuring some of the gorillas’ favorite foods, like oats, fruits and hay. This is a great way to encourage animals to display natural behaviors. Visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom to see our animals in action!”

Good Morning America also shared a video of the gorillas enjoying their gifts.

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