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The Great Ape-ril

Learn about the world's Great Apes at the Zoo


Apr 08, 2017
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

All dates

Apr 08, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM


ABQ BioPark Zoo
903 Tenth SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102


Discover the threats and challenges facing the world's Great Apes during the Great Ape-ril activities throughout the month!  

Theme Days

April 8: Chimps and siamangs

April 29: Gorillas and orangutans

Help the Great Apes

  • Learn about the Ebola epidemic
  • Spread the word
  • Donate to conservation efforts to help the animals in need.

Learn More


Each day will have discovery stations focusing on conservation, craft making and enrichment making (chimps will not have enrichment making). The enrichment that is tossed will be paper bags/toilet paper tubes that the public can decorate with colored pencils. The keeper staff will stuff them with cheerios. The craft tables will have cut outs of each animal for the kiddos to color. They have the choice to add it to the wall behind each station or keep it. Pictures will be later collected and sent to a conservation fund of the staff’s choosing.

The ape department will be selling buttons, bracelets, food and drink.  Proceeds go to an ape awareness fund.


Included with regular admission