Ape Awareness Weekend

Brookfield Zoo | Brookfield, Ill.


8400 31st St.
Brookfield, Ill. 60513
(708) 688-8000
Date: April 5, 2014 - April 6, 2014
Cost: Free with admission

Learn about the charismatic ape species-orangutans, western lowland gorillas, and white-cheeked gibbons-that reside in Tropic World. Plus, family activities help discover ways you can help wild ape populations in Asia and Africa. The weekend event will feature informal animal Zoo Chats presented by zookeepers. Learn how mining for coltan, a mineral widely used in cell phones, is threatening gorillas and other forest species in the Democratic Republic of Congo. To help ape populations in the wild, bring your old cell phone and cell phone accessories, pagers, handheld games, e-readers, and laptops to the zoo's recycling stations that weekend.


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