Earth Day at Drusillas Park in Alfriston

Earth Day at Drusillas
Earth Day at Drusillas

Zoo keepers at Drusillas Park celebrated Earth Day last week by providing their four legged residents with world-themed enrichment.

Backed by the global organiser Earth Day Network, Earth Day is an annual event throughout the world which promotes environmental protection.

More than a billion people in approximately 190 countries took action in order to make a difference by planting trees, picking up rubbish and introducing new recycling or conservation programmes.

To raise awareness, zoo keepers created globes from recycled newspaper, as part of the animals’ daily enrichment programme.

The Sulawesi black crested macaques received globes filled with a combination of cheese and locusts and the squirrel monkeys and emperor tamarins had their globes stuffed with a bounty of apples and grapes.