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Great Apes

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September 14 & 15, 2013

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Kitera Forest and Forest Glade and Lemur exhibits

Don’t miss this event dedicated to the chimpanzees and gorillas at the North Carolina Zoo. Learn about these endangered apes and how you can help their wild cousins.


Nest Building
Termite Fishing
Ape Transportation
Reusable bag give-away (1 per family while supplies last)
Meet the Keepers
Gorilla Feeding Times - 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Chimpanzee & Baboon Feeding Time - 2:00 p.m.
Lemur Feeding Time - 2:30 p.m.

Q: How can you tell the difference between a great ape and a monkey?
A: Apes do not have tails - monkeys do. (So chimpanzees and gorillas are not monkeys.)

Strong facts!Great Apes Zoo Keeper

The upper body strength of an adult gorilla or chimpanzee is estimated to be six to eight times more powerful than an adult human.

Did you know?

Although chimps and gorillas usually walk on their knuckles while on the ground, they can also walk on two legs like humans.

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