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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Invitations Friends to Have fun Child Gorilla Kayembe’s 1st Birthday

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Zoo publicizes first kids’s ebook to commemorate the event

On Wednesday, October 26, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is celebrating child gorilla, Kayembe’s, 1st birthday. Kayembe made historical past as the primary gorilla born at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in its 140 years.

Kayembe eating greens

To commemorate the event, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has launched its first kids’s ebook, Child Okay’s Huge Day. The story celebrates Kayembe’s extraordinary start within the hopes of constructing connections with and conservation of this wonderful and critically endangered species.  “Kayembe has captured the hearts of so many along with his extraordinary start and story,” says Cleveland Metroparks Govt Director Dr. Chris Kuhar. “To see how the general public has linked with the gorilla troop underscores the significance of our conservation efforts and the necessity to shield them within the wild.”

Proceeds of this ebook will help the development of the longer term dwelling for Kayembe and his troop within the Zoo’s upcoming Primate Forest habitat that can set a brand new normal for animal care and conservation.

Kayembe on Freddy

Child Okay’s Huge Day is offered at present for buy at Cleveland Metroparks Nature Outlets and at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for $9.99, in addition to on-line at

Friends are invited to rejoice Kayembe’s 1st birthday at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Wednesday, October 26 at midday on the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Constructing. Kayembe and the troop can be receiving particular birthday “treats” and company could have the chance to signal a large birthday card for Kayembe! The Zoo’s animal care specialists can be onsite speaking about what it takes to take care of the Zoo’s gorillas.

Kayembe standing

Go to to plan your go to. 

Kayembe Book

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