Paddy the white-cheeked gibbon will turn a year old in early September! In honor of this special occasion, guests are invited to celebrate at a special birthday party for Paddy on September 8. The white-cheeked gibbon exhibit will be festively decorated and the gibbons will enjoy treats just for them.
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 and the Jumping Monkeys will perform in the amphitheater from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to noon. 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.
Please note: The gibbons will go on exhibit at 11:00 a.m