TULSA, OK, February 15,  2011 —We’ve watched as Vindi, one of the Tulsa Zoo’s youngest chimpanzees, grow from an infant to a rambunctious toddler. We are now celebrating her fourth birthday on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 at 11:00 a.m., stop by and say hello and wish a happy birthday to Vindi the chimpanzee.  The Chimpanzee Zookeeper will give everyone an update on Vindi’s development and talk a bit about what to look forward to in the next exciting year.   She’s swinging around, wrestling with her little bubba, and becoming more independent.  There will be fun for the other chimps, too, as they bust into enrichment and get yummy birthday treats.  There’s no party like a chimpanzee party – and only at your Tulsa Zoo!


WHO:   Vindi, one of the Tulsa Zoo’s young chimpanzees

             Born February 17, 2007 at the Tulsa Zoo


§ Vindi’s mother, Jodi will begin the process of weaning, and as a nurturing and patient mom so it will be interesting to see how things go

§ Vindi is also in the stage now where she doesn't get away with what she did as a younger infant as adult chimps begin to discipline

§ She has become very agile and enjoys wrestling, tickling and chasing her brother – even the other chimps get in on the fun!

§ Father Alvin was also born at the Tulsa Zoo in 1991.  Before Vindi’s birth, he was considered the ‘baby’


WHEN:     Thursday, February 17th, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE:    Tulsa Zoo – Chimpanzee Connection

                 6421 E 36th Street North
Tulsa, OK 74115


CONTACT:      Angela Evans:  669-6612 or aevans@tulsazoo.org



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.