We love an opportunity to provide an enrichment activity for our animals so we gave our monkeys treats today to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as pancake day!

White fronted capuchins are found in the dense rainforests of South America and are one of the most intelligent animals in the world. They are the only primate other than great apes to use tools to crack open nuts and food. In the wild they would graze on a wide ranging variety of foods from nuts, seeds and fruits to insects, birds and crabs. John Meek, Curator of Animals at Newquay Zoo said “With Pancake Day looming, we decided it would be a nice surprise to give the animals some pancakes!

The monkeys are on strict, controlled diets but this was an added enrichment treat and was made from natural ingredients, including eggs, which they would naturally eat in the wild.”


If you fancy making pancakes to enjoy this evening- follow this simple but delicious recipe..

  • 110g/4oz organic plain flour sifted
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 200ml/7fl oz organic milk

To Serve: Drizzle some organic honey over the pancakes and if you fancy a crunchy treat add a sprinkle of meal worms or locusts!!

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