Lemurs enjoy Thanksgiving feast at Chicago zoo

Credit: Lynette Kleisner/Jim Schulz/CZS-Brookfield Zoo/Cover ImagesThe annual tradition of Brookfield Zoo’s ring-tailed lemurs receiving an early Thanksgiving feast took place today, November 23. Now, in its ninth year, the animal care staff prepared the meal for the primates that featured all the trimmings laid out on a fall-themed table setting. This year, the menu for the lemurs—15-year-old Moses and 12-year-old Skinner—included “turkey legs” made of nutritious primate biscuits, mini sweet potato pies, cranberries, carrots, a green bean casserole, corn on the cob, side salad, and grape juice. An addition to the scene were a couch and recliner, crafted by the zoo’s creative Hamill Family Play Zoo staff, to signify nap times often follow the Thanksgiving meal. However, no one witnessed the lemurs resting afterwards.