Leading into Orangutan Caring Week we are celebrating all things Ape this weekend at Como. Learn about these amazing creatures first hand with a weekend full of special activities. There will be orangutan zookeeper talks, banana gardener talks, crafts, and games.
Recycle your cell and small handheld electronic device! Visitors can recycle their old cell phones, small electronic devices, and battery chargers in the collection box at Como’s Visitor Center. Recycling old phones and electronics raises money to directly support gorilla conservation initiatives through Gorilla SAFE programs.
Taking small steps, such as recycling old small electronics, can have an impact on gorilla conservation. Coltan (a mineral compound used to manufacture small electronics, cell phones, tablets, and battery chargers) is hand-mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is prime gorilla habitat. The deforestation and mining of coltan continues to displace these critically endangered species.
Go Ape for this Daily Schedule!
10:00 – 4:00PM – Activities,
Ape Craft Station, Palm Oil Station, Bio-Facts
Station inside on the Covered Porch, and of
course…The Fall Flower Show in The Sunken Garden!
And, if that weren’t enough, you can VOTE FOR THE BABY GIRAFFE NAME!
11:00 Zookeeper Talk
Friday – Gorilla
Saturday – Orangutans
Sunday – Gorilla
11:30 SPIRE Sparky Show
1:00 Gardener Talk
Friday – Bananas!
Saturday – Bananas!
Sunday – Bananas!
1:30 Gorilla Program
2:30 SPIRE Sparky Show
On Sunday, November 12th at noon, Children’s
Theatre Company will host an edition of interactive story theatre featuring a
reading of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! followed
by a surprise holiday meet-and-greet from the Grinch himself (Children’s
Theatre Company’s very own Brandon Brooks)!