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Just Juice Chimpanzee Jamboree!

Go bananas during the July school holidays at the Just Juice Chimpanzee Jamboree!

“Our chimps are moving to a fantastic new home at Hamilton Zoo, so we want to give them a send off they’ll never forget” says Auckland Zoo Events Co-ordinator, Jackie Sanders.

Suzie, Sally, Mike, Lucifer, Luka, and Lucy (who range in age from 11 – 39 years) relocate to their new 5000 square metre home this August. We’ll be sad to see them go and we know you will too. This is your chance to say farewell.

Every day there will be lots of fun things to see and do at the Chimpanzee Marquee. If you've ever wanted to learn how to walk, talk or throw like a chimp, then that's the place to be! You can sign their farewell card, post your own message in their letterbox and maybe even get a chance to meet their keepers, the stars of the top rating TV show, The Zoo. Of course, the stars of the party will be the chimps themselves. They have entranced visitors to the zoo for many years, each with distinct characters and behaviour. From sweet-natured Sally, who will often sit ‘people-watching’ at the window, to the boisterous youngster, Luka who’ll do his best to wind everyone up, we can’t help but be fascinated at how similar they are to us (we’re sure some parents will agree!).

Every child gets a treat from Just Juice and there are heaps of chances to win great prizes, including a party for you and 5 friends at the zoo including a special peek behind the scenes. The Marquee is open between 10am and 3pm every day, with Monkey Games at 11.30am and 1pm.

Normal zoo admission applies (Adults $16, Students $12, Children 4+ $8). Family passes are available.

Details also available at www.aucklandzoo.co.nz or phone the Infoline on (09) 360 3819.

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Note to the editor: Conservation Status The World Conservation Union (ICUN) classifies chimpanzee as ‘endangered’ – which means they face a very high risk of extinction in the wild in the near future. A century ago, an estimated 2 million chimpanzee were spread across Central and West Africa, now only 150,000 remain as their natural habitat is destroyed.

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