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The Great Ape-ril

Learn about the world's Great Apes at the Zoo


This event has already happened.
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 

April 16: Siamangs

April 29: Gorillas and orangutans (CANCELED DUE TO COLD WEATHER)

Help the Great Apes

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

Learn More


On April 8 our Great Ape-ril celebrations will include discovery stations focusing on conservation, craft making for the kids and enrichment making for the chimps and orangutans. The enrichment is made from preapproved materials and is tossed by the keepers according to the schedule below.  The keeper staff will stuff the enrichment with cheerios or other treats to make them more fun for our animals. All three days will include a keeper table where you can learn more about our animals and our conservation efforts. 

Schedule for April 8 (note that April 29 events have been canceled due to low temperatures)

10 a.m.: Discovery stations, enrichment making and keeper table

1 p.m.: Keepers collect and prepare all enrichment

1 p.m.: Keeper talk, with enrichment toss to follow

Schedule for April 16

We'll have a keeper table where you can learn more about our animals and our conservation efforts. The ape department will be selling buttons, bracelets, food and drink.  Proceeds go to an ape awareness fund.


Included with regular admission
The Great Ape-ril

A gorilla relaxes with a leaf at the ABQ BioPark Zoo.


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