The gorillas at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo could soon be sleeping on nicer bedding than you have at home! The Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort is donating its luxury 250-thread count linens to the zoo’s Regenstein Center for African Apes.
In the past, donated linens have been a huge hit with the apes. Mom gorillas use the material to build nests every night while the babies play in them, dragging them around everywhere in case a nap hits their fancy.
The hotel re-branded itself as part of the Hilton brand last year. Rather than throwing out their old linens, the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort donated most of their luxury sheets to homeless shelters. A bin of 100 was sent to the zoo.
"It's a world-class zoo, so we want to make sure the animals get world-class treatment with our linens," said Ed Bell, the hotel’s director of housekeeping, in an interview with the Chicago Tribune.
We wonder if the lucky gorillas will be able to tell any difference between their old sheets and their new premium 250-count linens!
Photo Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo