Chimpanzees are omnivorous, which means that in the wild, they eat both plants and animals. At Chimp Haven, the chimps are provided with a fresh, healthy diet consisting of primate biscuits, fruits, vegetables, and food enrichment, all prepared fresh and delivered to the chimps daily by their dedicated care givers.
In addition to their daily diets, the chimps are also provided with opportunities to forage through the vegetation for snacking, creating nests from the materials, or crafting tools. The chimps at Chimp Haven have been observed making use of native Louisiana plant species such sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) and elm (Ulmus spp.).