Brookfield Zoo Lemurs Dig Into Thanksgiving Feast

Ring-tailed lemurs at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois chowed down on their annual Thanksgiving feast “with all the trimmings” on Wednesday, November 25, zoo staff said.

The lemurs enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner for their seventh year in a row, with Wednesday’s feast featuring a turkey made of primate biscuits with honey, steamed corn, pumpkin pie with a primate biscuit crust, and more.

Zoo staff said the lemurs — named Moses, Dogwood, Ramses, and Butch — also “practiced social distancing” as animal care staff set up a laptop with images of other lemurs to “simulate a virtual visit.” Credit: Lynette Kleisner/Chicago Zoological Society via Storyful