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Photos And Video: Zoo Animals Enjoy Heart-Shaped Valentine's Treats

By Samantha Abernethy in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 14, 2013 11:00PM

Love is in the air, even at Chicago's zoos and aquarium. Sea otters at the Shedd Aquarium munched on icy treats decorated with clam "frosting." In the meantime at the Brookfield Zoo, the lowland gorillas at Brookfield Zoo snacked on nutritious biscuits made of oatmeal, bananas, raisins and peanut butter. Brookfield's seals and dolphins had some icy heart-shaped treats, too, and the zoo says the unique holiday snacks aren't just there for us to admire the adorableness. The variety of items for special occasions helps to physically and mentally stimulate the animals.

If your Valentine also likes the critters from the Shedd, send him or her an e-card featuring painfully cute puns like, "We go together like peanut butter and jellies."