Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


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.


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.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

A Scoop Foundation Investigation

Friday will be a big day for people north of Kaikōura – and for hundreds of construction workers who are racing to reopen State Highway 1 in time for the holiday season.

By the afternoon, the South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>


BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Defence Spending, Alabama, And Dolly Parton

The spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking, given how successive governments have been reluctant to spend even a fraction of those amounts on the nation’s actual social needs. More>>


Members' Bills: End Of Life Choice Bill Passes First Reading

The End of Life Choice Bill in the name of David Seymour has been sent to a select committee for consideration by 76 votes to 44. It is the third time Parliament has voted on the issue in recent decades and the first time such a Bill has made it over the first hurdle. More>>


State Sector: MPI Survives Defrag Of Portfolios

The Ministry for Primary Industries will not be split under the new government, but will instead serve as an overarching body for four portfolio-based entities focused on fisheries, forestry, biosecurity and food safety. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Vulnerable Kids, RNZ Funding, And Poppy

The decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need... More>>





Featured InfoPages