It’s a Primate Party All Month at Tulsa Zoo

 

TULSA, OK, March 29, 2011 – It’ll be a swingin’ good time all month long at the Tulsa Zoo as we celebrate “APE-ril”, a celebration of our chimpanzee troop and many of their not-too-distant monkey relatives that call the Tulsa Zoo home.

 

Did you know monkeys don’t use monkey bars? Or do you know the difference between a chimp and monkey? Find out the answers to these questions and more every Saturday in April by checking out the keeper chats, activities and much more as you cruise down Ape Avenue. Forage for your own food just like a chimp by spearing your own termites, or learn how to groom yourself just like a monkey. With all these activities and chats, you’ll increase your ape aptitude in no time!

 

Tulsa Zoo kicks off APE-ril off with a birthday party for our forty-year-old chimpanzee matriarch, “Suzie”, so join us SATURDAY, APRIL 2nd, at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate her big 4-OH! with the whole troop!

 

For a complete list of activities and a schedule of keeper chats, visit www.tulsazoo.org or become a Facebook Fan for your chance to win cool prizes and be part of the fun.

 

WHAT:            APE-ril – A Celebration of Apes & Monkeys!

                        Chimpanzee Connection

                        Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum

                        6421 E. 36th Street North

                        Tulsa, OK 74115

 

ACTIVITY TENTS ON “APE AVENUE”

“Chimp Central” – Your first stop on Ape Avenue, create your own chimp masterpieces with art pages and necklaces

 

“Time to Eat Tent” – Forage for food, spear termites and make your own tasty “wadge” just like the chimps do! (Go ahead, Google it!)

 

“Hand Zone” – Whose hand is whose? Compare your palm to a primates.

 

“Monkey or Ape” – Test your ape aptitude and learn fun facts about these diverse animals

 

WHEN:            Saturdays in April from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

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About the Tulsa Zoo:

The Tulsa Zoo, voted “America’s Favorite Zoo,” is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). The Tulsa Zoo is located in Mohawk Park on 36th Street North, just east of Sheridan. The zoo is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Admission is $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors age 65 and older and $4.00 for children age 3-11; children 2 and under and Zoo Friends members are free. For more info call (918) 669-6600 or www.tulsazoo.org.