Posted by boston.com August 31, 2013 10:00 AM
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WHAT: Paddy the white-cheeked gibbon will turn 2 years old in September! In honor of this special occasion, guests are invited to celebrate at a special birthday party for Paddy on September 14. 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 - delicious cake provided by Amanda Oakleaf Cakes (first come, first served).
As part of the celebration, don’t miss the music of Vanessa Trien and The Jumping Monkeys – one of Boston's favorite musical bands for families! Vanessa Trien will perform in the amphitheater at 11:00 a.m. There will also be zookeeper encounters, crafts and other fun activities throughout the day.
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.
WHEN: September 14, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Stone Zoo
149 Pond Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
ADMISSION: Regular admission rates are: adults $14.00, children (ages 2-12) $10.00, seniors $12.00. Children under age 2 are free.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.stonezoo.org or call 617-541-LION.