Monkeys at the Phoenix Zoo enjoy a Thanksgiving feast

Posted at 9:54 AM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 17:27:50-05

Humans aren’t the only mammals who get to celebrate Thanksgiving! The Phoenix Zoo hosted their annual “Feast with Beasts” at the Monkey Village on Wednesday, providing the primates with a special meal we’re sure they were thankful to eat. 

The dinner, which was actually served during breakfast time, wasn’t as unhealthy or calorie-filled as the average American Thanksgiving meal, which can be up to 4,500 calories

Zoo staff says the cute critters were given food normal to their diet, but it was served in a fun, fancy way to celebrate the holiday. 

The squirrel monkeys dined on "chopped greens with sunflower seeds, bananas, a 'turkey' made of callitrichid gel and marmoset diet, papaya, fresh fruit juices and a dessert of winter squash pie," according to the Phoenix Zoo. 

Scroll through the images above to see the adorable Thanksgiving feast.