Ape Awareness Weekend at Brookfield Zoo Brings Attention to Endangered Species

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Swing over to Brookfield Zoo’s Tropic World for Ape Awareness Weekend. Learn about the apes of Asia and Africa and discover ways to help wild ape populations. The event, which takes place Saturday, April 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., will highlight the zoo’s three ape species: white-cheeked gibbons, orangutans, and western lowland gorillas. Throughout the weekend, animal care specialists will present informal Zoo Chats about the zoo’s apes. Zoogoers can also participate in ape-related activities, including comparing their own weight and handprints with those of an orangutan and gorilla, learning what the apes’ diets are at Brookfield Zoo, and even building a gorillas’ nest. Prior to visiting the zoo, youngsters can download fun activity and coloring sheets to learn more about apes at www.CZS.org/Event. Ape Awareness Weekend activities are free with general zoo admission of $17.85 for adults and $12.50 for children 3-11 and seniors 65 and over. Children 2 and under are free. Parking is $11. For further information, visit www.CZS.org or call (708) 688-8000.

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