Suzi the chimpanzee celebrates turning 34, with mixed fruit salad

It is Suzi’s birthday on July 15. But this yr, she can not have her chocolate cake.

The well-liked feminine chimpanzee at Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad, who turns 34-years-old then, will likely be celebrating with zoo officers, employees and her caretakers Prasad and Raju. Usually, the zoo orders her favorite chocolate cake for the event.

Suzi, the beloved chimpanzee at Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad forward of her 34th birthday
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Nehru Zoological Park

However, this yr the zoo curator, N Kshitija says, “Due to the pandemic we’re not taking possibilities and ordering any meals from exterior. Thankfully there may be one other favorite dish of hers which could be ready by the zoo employees — mixed fruit salad. She additionally loves mosambi (candy lime) juice. So she is going to get further helpings of contemporary mosambi juice on her birthday.”

He provides that like yearly, they are going to embellish Suzi’s enclosure and machaan (platform atop a tree) with a fruit garland. “She loves all this extra attention and the special things her caretakers do for her. The staff is also excited at making her feel special.”

Last yr, Suzi’s birthday was celebrated in the presence of faculty kids and guests who sang her the birthday tune. Kshitija says she misses the crowds throughout the lockdown and loves it when a bunch of zoo officers go to her occasionally. “She makes it a point to show her happiness by grinning, jumping or doing somersaults on the ground,” he provides.

Suzi, the beloved chimpanzee in a playful mood at the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad on August 8, 2014.
Photo: V.V.Subramanyam

Suzi, the beloved chimpanzee in a playful temper at the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad on August 8, 2014.
Photo: V.V.Subramanyam
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Suzi had as soon as belonged to Subrata Roy, the chairman of Sahara Parivar India. She was dropped at the Hyderabad zoo in 2011 and is the solely chimp in the zoo. Her enclosure is inbuilt about half an acre of land. “We have included many options to maintain her engaged and joyful. She has a swing, a rope ladder , a machaan and a hut for her to relaxation open air,” provides Kshitija

Although the pandemic could have disadvantaged her of cake, Kshitija guarantees that she is going to nonetheless get a bar of Cadbury chocolate, which is her favorite, to make her joyful.”

On regular days her food plan consists of her favorite fruits with breakfast cereals and a cup of espresso in the morning after she is completed with brushing her enamel. Suzi’s little luxuries embody a freshly washed blanket on a regular basis and a very good oil therapeutic massage on two or three days per week. And sure, she likes utilizing a selected toothpaste: Pepsodent.

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