From August 23, 2014 12:30 pm until August 23, 2014 12:50 pm
Categories: Special Events
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR IBU AND BUTCH TO TAKE PLACE ON AUGUST 23 AT THE EL PASO ZOO
WHO: Ibu, the Zoo’s female Sumatran orangutan, turned 23 years old on August 1 and Butch, the male Sumatran orangutan, turned 29years old on August 19.
WHAT: El Paso Zoo will be celebrating Ibu’s and Butch’s birthday on Saturday, August 23 by giving them delicious birthday treats. Zoo staff will also decorate the Orangutan Exhibit with birthday streamers and wrapped birthday gifts for Ibu and Butch to enjoy. Enrichment activities will be starting at 12:30p.m. and guests will be invited to sing happy birthday to Ibu and Butch.
WHEN: Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 12:30p.m.
WHERE: Sumatran Orangutan Exhibit
About El Paso Zoo
Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the Foster Tree House Playground, African Star train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring water feature and Giraffe Encounters. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo celebrates the value of animals and natural resources and creates opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature. For more information, visit elpasozoo.org. For news and exclusive content, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/elpasozoo), Twitter (www.twitter.com/elpasozoo) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/theelpasozoo).
Our Zoo Giraffe Encounters have been temporarily cancelled. We are remodeling the Giraffe Encounter area and will resume our encounters when remodeling is completed by early January.
Our daily sea lion programs have been cancelled until further notice. We are introducing our female sea lion Sushi to our male sea lion LB. Once we know that they are compatible we hope to resume our daily training programs.