If orangutans have a favorite holiday, it's likely Easter.
As long as there are eggs, lots of eggs.
The primates put down several dozen colored eggs – shells and all – during the annual orangutan Easter egg hunt at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.
Zoo keepers at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo hid Easter eggs, baskets and bonnets in the orangutan exhibit before letting the primates loose.
And it didn't take long for the inquisitive creatures to scoop up the tasty treats.
The exhibition may look like all fun and games, but there's also a learning component to it, said Rachel Nelson, spokeswoman for the zoo.
The orangutans benefit from the challenge of exploring and interacting with their habitat. The exercise helps stimulate the intelligent animals mentally and physically, Nelson said.