Yesterday Maggie and Minnie added another year to their lives!
Happy Birthday Maggie!
Happy Birthday Minnie!
The Zoo has their Birthdays listed as April 24, 1963, but the Chimpanzee Studbook has it listed as April 25, 1970. Either way, since they were wild born, the right info date would be an estimate, as well give or take two years. I go by the Studbook which would make them between 41 and 45. According to the Zoo info, this would have been their 50th Birthday. Even that milestone didn't get them a Birthday Party :( Another Big Fail on the Part of the San Francisco Zoo.
I have posted before about the disrespect I think not celebrating the Zoo Friends Birthdays is. Additionally for these Chimps, not only do they love a party, they need extra and varied Enrichment. Their boredom hurts me the most because of how smart they are. They have lived at the Zoo at least 40 years. Tallulah who recently passed, was (I believe) the oldest Chimp in a North American Zoo. As well Cobby ranks up there in stats. Still they get no celebration. I'm sure the Staff celebrates their Birthdays. Tsk Tsk.
View the Happy Birthday sing-a-long
(well it was just me but still :)
Google "Zoo Chimp Birthday" to see what other Zoo's have celebrated their Chimps special day.