PHOTOS: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Welcomes Five New Chimpanzees to Its Troop

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is welcoming five new chimpanzees to its existing troop of two, creating the largest troop in Central Florida. The new troop is made up of three males and two females ranging in age from 9 to 28. They will enjoy a half-acre habitat, filled with climbing structures, hammocks, and multiple elevations while giving guests full viewing access through various windows into the exhibit.

Several times each day, guests can see Busch Garden’s Keepers working with the new troop in training sessions. These sessions stimulate the chimpanzees mentally while also allowing Keepers to get to know each animal individually and build their bond. This also helps to prepare the chimpanzees for routine wellness exams.

Chimpanzees are omnivorous frugivores – that means they love to dine on fruits, roots, nuts, leaves, plants, flowers, insects and some meats. At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the Nutrition Center prepares over 100 pounds of produce for the troop every day, measuring, hand-cutting and assembling meals customized to each chimpanzee’s specific diet. The Keepers make sure that each chimpanzee is presented with the correct meal and provide them with nutritional snacks and browse for them to forage throughout the day.

Since its inception in 2003, the Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has been a champion of worldwide wildlife protection. Through merchandise purchases, guests can directly contribute to this vital program, supporting critical initiatives such as rescue and rehabilitation, conservation education, habitat protection, and species research.

Visit Busch Gardens During Spring Break and Throughout the Year

Being a Pass Holder allows guests to visit the chimps, as well as over 16,000 other animals, ten thrilling coasters and shows for the rest of 2024! Pass Holders can enjoy 12 months of unlimited visits with unbeatable benefits including exclusive members-only events, plus savings on food, merchandise and more!  For a limited time, guests can save up to 30% on tickets, Passes and Fun Cards for use during Spring Break and the remainder of 2024.

Another great way to enjoy all that Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has to offer is with a Fun Card, which offers unlimited visits through the end of 2024. For a limited time, guests can purchase a Fun Card for as low as $139.99 and receive park admission to both Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, Tampa Bay’s premier water park located across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, which is now open for the season.
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