Chimpanzee at the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary in Caehopkin, near Swansea, Wales, are wrapping up in blankets and drinking hot tea to keep warm as a cold snap sweeps through the UK.
As the cold snap continues to sweep across much of the UK, humans aren’t the only ones trying to stay warm.
Chimpanzees at the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary in Caehopkin have been sticking indoors, wrapping themselves with blankets and hot tea.
In the wild, many of these animals would normally be basking in the heat of rainforests, but here, by Swansea, the unusual cold spell has them shivering.
One particular Chimpanzee won’t go outside in the cold without her blanket. Her keeper explains that it’s because she’s lived in a house for her early years.
[Jan Garen, Zookeeper]:
“She lived in a house for about 29 years when she was a youngster, so it’s just what she’s been used to. And she enjoys having a blanket, it doesn’t do her any harm so if she wants one to keep warm she can have one.”
Luckily, for her, this cold spell is expected to end today.