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Tulsa Zoo Celebrates Chimpanzee’s 1st Birthday

The Tulsa Zoo is celebrating the first birthday of endangered chimpanzee, Enloe. Media and guests are invited to join us at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23.

A conservation success, Enloe was the 13th chimpanzee born at the Tulsa Zoo since the zoo began exhibiting the species in 1950.   Enloe’s birth was planned in conjunction with the Chimpanzee SSP, or the Species Survival Plan ®, which manages species in Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited institutions across the nation.

At 1 year, Enloe reaches new milestones each day. Our youngest chimpanzee is eating solid foods, and learning to forage on his own. Enloe enjoys exploring his environment, and riding on his mom’s back. Most of Enloe’s time is spent with mom, Jodi, and sister, Vindi.

Chimpanzee troops have complex social environments, and they include chimpanzees of all ages. The Tulsa Zoo is home to seven chimpanzees, including Morris, Jodi, Hope, Susie, Bernsen, Vindi and Enloe.

Native to west and central Africa, chimpanzees are listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List because of habitat loss.