Gorillas Koko and Ndume always share in each other”s celebrations. This year, Ndume”s birthday was no exception. The caregiver”s transformed the outdoor habitat into a lunar-like terrain, added a “rocket ship” (whose nose cone was filled with healthy party treats) and prepared a meal fit for the crew of the Enterprise. Here Koko is scouting the new terrain, in an “advance party” for Ndume.
You can read more about this enriching and enlivening celebration enjoyed by both the gorillas and caregivers (and watch a comprehensive slideshow) in the latest edition of Penny”s Team Journal, written by Adrienne Mrsny (Gorilla Caregiver and Behavior/Enrichment Specialist).