As part of the festivities, Harvey will receive some of his favorite treats and gifts. Events like these are not only fun for visitors; they also offer enrichment for the Zoo’s animals, providing the animals with new and interesting ways to interact with their environments. Enrichment also affords them the opportunity to engage in naturalistic behaviors, including foraging and manipulating objects in their habitats.
As 52 years of age, Harvey is estimated to be among the oldest male chimpanzees in any American zoo. Except for a brief stint at the Baltimore Zoo, he has been at The Toledo Zoo since the late 1970s. Despite his advanced age, Harvey remains in excellent health, a testament to the excellent care he receives at the Zoo. For their wild counterparts, though, the situation is far less positive. Commercial trade in bushmeat, deforestation and progressive habitat loss have caused the chimpanzees to be classified as endangered. They are now extinct in four of the 25 countries they once inhabited.
The Toledo Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located on the Anthony Wayne Trail (US 25), four miles south of downtown Toledo. For more information, please visit www.toledozoo.org or call (419) 385-4040 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (419) 385-4040 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Lucas County residents are admitted free of charge each Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. ID showing proof of residency is required.
To view Toledo Zoo's web page on Zoo and Aquarium Visitor, go to: http://www.zandavisitor.com/forumtopicdetail-50-Toledo_Zoo
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