Come and celebrate baby chimp Capri's first birthday

Published on 07 February 2019

First steps close up

Residents and visitors alike are invited to join Rockhampton Zoo to mark an incredibly special milestone on Tuesday 12 February, with one of the community’s favourite animals, baby chimpanzee Capri, celebrating her first birthday.

Parks Committee Chair, Councillor Cherie Rutherford, said it was hard to believe bub was turning one already.

“It definitely doesn’t seem like a year ago that we all welcomed Leakey and Alon’s precious baby, the first chimpanzee born in Queensland for decades.

“We’d love for everyone to come and join us at the Zoo on Tuesday to enjoy what I’m sure will be a lovely birthday party.”

“At 11.30 am presents will be spread around the chimpanzee enclosure for the chimps to find and unwrap, and they will also enjoy a special birthday ‘cake’.

“A birthday cake for humans will be served at 12pm, and there will be a sausage sizzle too, so come down to the zoo and join the celebrations.”

All funds raised will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute Australia, which works to protect chimpanzees and restore habitats. Anyone wishing to bring a present for Capri is asked to make a donation instead.

The facebook event can be found here.

Rockhampton Zoo is owned and operated by Rockhampton Regional Council, and is open every day from 8am to 4.30pm. Entry is free.