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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Getting Ready to Go Bananas!

Zoo staff and visitors alike are getting excited for the Grand Opening of Gorilla Forest today!  In preparation, zoo staff tested out the new outdoor habitats; picking up any construction debris, cleaning windows, and testing out the mesh.  The walls and roof of Gorilla Forest are made of stainless steel mesh.  While not comfortable to climb on, zoo keepers expect the gorillas to use it on occasion to move around, so they made a point of testing it out before the gorillas got out there.  As you can see by the pictures, the staff had a good time "monkeying" around while making sure everything was safe for the apes. 

The Gorilla Forest opens at 9:45 a.m. this morning—join us for the ribbon cutting! Visit this page for more information. We hope you drop by the exhibit soon!

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