The Stone Zoo is hosting a birthday party! Paddy, the white-cheek gibbon is turning two years old this coming weekend. The white-cheeked gibbon exhibit will be festively decorated and the gibbons will enjoy treats just for them. Guests will receive complimentary treats of their own, including delicious cake provided by Amanda Oakleaf Cakes.
Boston’s Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys will play at the amphitheater at 11 a.m.. There will also be zookeeper lectures, and other fun activities throughout the day.
According to the press release, Gibbons are a species of ape and are endangered animals native to Southeast Asia. They typically weigh between 12 and 16 pounds, are monogamous (pair bonded) and are considered extremely active animals. Because gibbons are arboreal, or tree dwellers, the exhibit at Stone Zoo is 20 feet tall to allow them to climb high as in their natural environment.
Regular admission rates are $14 for adults $10 for children ages 2 to 12, and $12 for seniors. This party is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.