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Detroit Zoo Valentine's Day

Detroit Zoo animals were gifted special Valentine's Day treats

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Animals at the Detroit Zoo got some romantic goodies for Valentine's Day.

Zookeepers gave heart-shaped piñatas to wolves and ice treats to polar bears and camels on Wednesday.

Penguins received special rocks that were painted by guests because, when a male penguin finds a mate, he embarks on a search for a suitable stone to give his partner as a gift.

It was all part of the Detroit Zoo’s Heart Fest event. Members of the public were invited to watch as the animals were given their treats.

According to Elizabeth Arbaugh, the zoo’s curator of mammals, “it’s fun for” the animals “to tear at and tear apart and play with or swim with” their special treats.

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