SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - On Jan. 10 and 11, Shreveport saw its first snowfall in about three years, and while many stayed inside bundled up, the residents of Chimp Haven took advantage of the day.
Chimp Haven is located about 22 miles southwest of Shreveport in Keithville. It’s a forested sanctuary that’s home to more than 300 chimpanzees. Many of the animals living at the sanctuary are retired from medical research facilities.
Rather than staying inside their heated enclosures, representatives at Chimp Haven say the chimpanzees cam out and excitedly investigated the snow that covered their habitats. For many of the animals, this was their first time seeing snow, or tasting it!
A rare Louisiana snowfall was certainly a treat for the chimps.