Zoo Love

Love is in the air at the Small Mammal House at the National Zoo.

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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
The zoo keepers wrapped up some small mammal favorites, like meal or wax worms in bright Valentine’s Day decorative paper, like this gift for the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog.
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A prehensile-tailed porcupine enjoys a heart-shaped shish kabob of grapes and bananas.
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A Prevost's squirrel puts a paw on this frozen, heart-shaped treat made of beet juice.
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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
Two naked mole-rats check out their heart-shaped beet treat.
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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
...and it looks like love has bloomed for the naked mole-rats.
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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
Keep sniffin' guys. Two Madagascar Hedgehog Tenrecs.
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A Red-Ruffed Lemur inspects a heart-shaped goodie made by zoo keepers.
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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
Some of the heart-shaped treats were made with pureed apples, grapes and bananas.
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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
These holiday treats were all given as a form of “enrichment."
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A Pale-Headed Saki hangs out with a V-day treat.
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Should I eat this? The Slender-Tailed Meerkat carefully inspects his V-day package.
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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
The Southern Three-Banded Armadillo checks out his V-day present...
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...and wastes no time trying to open it.
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The Golden Lion Tamarin strikes it big with a heart-shaped present.
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Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
Is there chocolate in there?
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