WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo Celebrates Baby Baboon’s First Birthday with Cupcakes

Brooklyn, NY- July 21, 2011- Jabari and Azizi, the baby Hamadryas baboons at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo, are having their first birthday party on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24. The public is invited to watch as they receive special cupcakes created just for the occasion by local bakery BCakeNY. The cupcake action starts at 3 p.m. sharp.

Baboon Birthday at WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo
Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24

11:00 a.m. Keeper Chat about Hamadryas baboons at the baboon exhibit

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Monkey-themed arts and crafts in Animals in Art area

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Baby Baboon Cupcakes in the Baboon Exhibit

Sophie Bass: (212) 439-6527; sbass@wcs.org

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo
- Open every day of the year. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for children 3 to 12, and free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. Tickets are sold until one half-hour before closing. The zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Avenue. For more information call 718-399-7339 or go to www.prospectparkzoo.com.

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

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