Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Jaya!

December 13th marks a day that the zoo keepers at Como Zoo won't soon forget. Last year on this day Jaya, a male orangutan was born via C-section, a first for Como and one of only 9 successful births in this manner for orangutans in zoos worldwide. After being raised by zoo keepers for the first 12 days of his life, he was reintroduced to his mother on Christmas Day. To celebrate his first birthday, enrichment volunteers prepared a special cake for Jaya and all his fellow primates in the building. Party hats and banners were in abundance and the enrichment volunteers all sang him happy birthday. It was a successful celebration for all involved.

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