Miya, the Japanese Macaque’s First Birthday!

Miya, the Japanese Macaque’s First Birthday!

Miya, the baby Japanese Macaque is turning one this weekend and to celebrate, the Zoo will be giving Miya and the rest of the macaques a special birthday cupcake that will have yummy treats this Friday at 10 a.m.

In addition, Blank Park Zoo will be holding a birthday party and Earth Day celebration in honor of Miya this Saturday on April 20. The first 200 visitors to the Zoo will be given a birthday treat. In addition, a portion of the day’s admissions proceeds will be used to support primate conservation at the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon.

Guests will be able to sign a giant birthday card for Miya, watch special Macaque ‘birthday enrichment’ as Miya and the rest of the macaques are given a special cupcake toy, and keepers will present special keeper chats and enrichment and 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

For those wishing to purchase Miya a gift, keepers are asking for the following items:

  • Trader Joe’s Squishers, Miya’s all-time favorite treat
  • all natural yogurt
  • rice
  • wholegrain pasta – Miya prefers spaghetti
  • whole grain cereals – cheerios, shredded wheat, other “natural” cereals
  • Sugar free jello

In addition, all monkey themed merchandise will be discounted 20 percent in the Zoo’s gift shop.

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