Manzanita students help enrich Zoo animals

Fruit Loop mop 3Second grade students from Manzanita Elementary have been busy preparing treats for the Zoo’s primates–cotton mopheads with Fruit Loops cereal tied to each string!  The mandrills, gibbons, and macaques use their handy opposable thumbs and fingers to comb through the mops and pick out the treats.  Projects like these keep students AND Zoo animals busy and having fun.  Manzanita students will be coming to the Zoo all week to enjoy Behind-the-Scenes tours, and MAY get to see their mops being enjoyed by the primates if animal health and keeper schedules allow.