Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Today the zoo celebrates Earth Day with a Party for the Planet. The bachelor group of gorillas at the zoo received a special enrichment today in celebration of 2009 being the Year of the Gorilla and Como Zoo is helping the public "Go Green for Gorillas" by educating them on simple ways to protect these great apes. By reducing, reusing, and recycling, we can all make a difference and help gorillas as well as all living things.

Togo, Gordy, and Schroeder came out of holding to find boomer balls paper-mached with rice paper to look like the earth hanging in their exhibit. Although the rice paper was tasted by the gorillas, they were more interested in the treats inside the balls. Underneath the rice paper crust nuts and seeds were placed inside the balls and had to be shaken out.
Go green for gorillas continues this weekend with gorilla games and activities. You can make gorilla mobiles, have your picture taken with a life size gorilla cut out and play the Gorilla Population Game! We hope to see you at Como Zoo!

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