If it was up to us, every day would be Primate Awareness Day
at the zoo. There isnt a funnier or more awesome group of creatures in the entire animal kingdom. And the zoo has plenty of programs to prove it at todays inaugural outing, with gorillas, monkeys, and orangutans getting in on the action. The lineup includes a visit by the zoos vet -- who gives a checkup to a mommy monkey and her baby -- and an Opposable-Thumb Challenge, where participants futilely attempt everyday tasks without using the worlds most taken-for-granted digit. Visitors can also try on a gorilla-sized shirt, watch primates look for food hidden in puzzles, and check out a baby monkey that swims. Awww!
Mon., Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.