From the account in the Book of Exodus and the Haggadah, it is not clear whether the orangutans would have been redeemed from Egyptian bondage.
On the one hand, when presented with matzah, they never ask: “What is this to you?”
On the other hand, well, they’re not actually Israelites.
But that didn’t stop the denizens of the Ramat Gan Safari Park from holding tight to their ration of matzah, after the zoo was declared kosher for Passover. Zoo officials said they ordered 10 pounds of matzah for each animal.
The zoo follows the Sephardic practice, common in Israel, and allowed its animals to eat kitniyot over the holiday.
At press time, it was not clear whether Safari Park treated the animals to pizza and donuts to celebrate the holiday’s end.