Photos: Animals at Brookfield Zoo Get Valentine’s Treats

Scooter, a nearly 2-month-old gray seal at Brookfield Zoo, enjoys a Valentine's Day treat of gelatin served with a side of snow. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)Scooter, a nearly 2-month-old gray seal at Brookfield Zoo, enjoys a Valentine's Day treat of gelatin served with a side of snow. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)

Date or no date, single or taken, animals at Brookfield Zoo experienced Valentine’s Day with the best kind of gift: food.

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Several groups of animals received heart-shaped treats Wednesday prepared with love by the zoo’s animal care staff. They served up a biscuit and gelatin snack for the western lowland gorillas, southern hairy-nosed wombats and Przewalski’s horses. The zoo’s gray seals, meanwhile, were able to munch on heart-shaped gelatin goodies.

Below check out photos of the animals enjoying their special snacks.

Nora, a 4-year-old western lowland gorilla, eats a heart-shaped treat made of biscuit and gelatin. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)Nora, a 4-year-old western lowland gorilla, eats a heart-shaped treat made of biscuit and gelatin. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)

Animal care staff prepared heart-shaped Valentine’s Day treats for Koola, a 22-year-old western lowland gorilla, and the rest of the gorilla group at Brookfield Zoo. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)Animal care staff prepared heart-shaped Valentine’s Day treats for Koola, a 22-year-old western lowland gorilla, and the rest of the gorilla group at Brookfield Zoo. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)

Kambora, a 17-year-old southern hairy-nosed wombat, received heart-shaped treats made of a complete-balanced biscuit and gelatin for Valentine’s Day. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)Kambora, a 17-year-old southern hairy-nosed wombat, received heart-shaped treats made of a complete-balanced biscuit and gelatin for Valentine’s Day. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)

Scooter, a nearly 2-month-old gray seal, enjoys a Valentine’s Day treat of gelatin served with a side of snow. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)Scooter, a nearly 2-month-old gray seal, enjoys a Valentine’s Day treat of gelatin served with a side of snow. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)

Boone, left, and Lily, 13-year-old gray seals at Brookfield Zoo, with a Valentine’s Day treat made of gelatin. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)Boone, left, and Lily, 13-year-old gray seals at Brookfield Zoo, with a Valentine’s Day treat made of gelatin. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)

A Przewalski’s horse at Brookfield Zoo eyes a Valentine’s Day treats provided by animal care staff. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)A Przewalski’s horse at Brookfield Zoo eyes a Valentine’s Day treats provided by animal care staff. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)

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