Please note: Saturday, August 18: In preparation for our annual beer-tasting event, Brew at the Zoo, FPZ will close at 1:00 p.m. Admission tickets will be sold through 12:30 p.m.


White-cheeked gibbon family

Eric Kilby

Gibbon Birthday Party

Stone Zoo

Saturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

White-cheeked gibbon, Kien, is celebrating his 17th birthday and you’re invited to join the festivities. The gibbon exhibit will be decorated for the occasion and the gibbons will enjoy birthday treats just for them. There will also be something sweet for guests, who can enjoy a slice of birthday cake from Montilio’s Baking Company (available for the first 200 people, first-come, first-served).

Stop by the exhibit at 11:30 a.m. to meet the zookeepers and ask questions, and be sure to sign Kien’s giant birthday card!

Gibbons are a species of ape and are endangered animals native to Southeast Asia. Learn more about white-cheeked gibbons in our Stone Zoo Animal section.


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