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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Invitations Friends to Have a good time Child Gorilla Kayembe’s 1st Birthday


    Zoo declares first youngsters’s e book 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 youngsters’s e book, Child Ok’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 together 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 defend them within the wild.”

    Proceeds of this e book will assist the development of the longer term residence for Kayembe and his troop within the Zoo’s upcoming Primate Forest habitat that may set a brand new normal for animal care and conservation.

    Kayembe on Freddy

    Child Ok’s Huge Day is obtainable in the present day 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 have a good time Kayembe’s 1st birthday at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Wednesday, October 26 at midday on the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Constructing. Kayembe and the troop shall be receiving particular birthday “treats” and friends could have the chance to signal a large birthday card for Kayembe! The Zoo’s animal care consultants shall 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