At the Columbus Zoo, there are many animal species that will benefit from the tree trimmings. This includes the colobus, langurs, tree kangaroos, giraffes, okapi, moose, bears, bettongs, binturong, bison, bonobos, deer (musk/tufted), elephants, gazelles (dama, slender-horned, Thomson’s), gibbons, goats, kangaroos, kudu, loris, mandrills, markhor, orangutans, prairie dogs, pronghorn, red river hogs, reindeer, siamangs, sheep, sloths, tortoises (along with many other species of herbivorous reptiles), vervets, warthogs, wildebeest, wombat, and zebras.
At The Wilds, the giraffes and Asian one-horn rhinos will primarily benefit from the tree trimmings. A variety of other deer and antelope will receive smaller amounts as enrichment.
Learn more about animals at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.