Just after the gates opened, our two howler monkeys, Mojo and Amy Lou, were given access to their new outdoor enclosure. For the past week, the pair had been offered food in the tunnel that connects to their indoor exhibit. This morning, the outer door was opened just before the crowds began to gather and Mojo wasted no time investigating his new domain. Amy Lou was a bit more skeptical about the terra incognita, but it was only a matter of minutes for her to join in the exploration. Our guests looked on with great interest and endless questions about the event.
Meanwhile, other guests were attracted to the many yellow, gold, blue and green frogs that were hopping around our two new Jungle Jewels habitats inside the Bayou. There’s quite a size difference between howler monkeys and tree frogs, but no discernible difference in the level of visitor interest for each. We may need to stock up on Windex this summer, just to clean the smudges from people pressing their faces up against the glass to get a closer look at the frogs.
Fore more information, please visit the zoo’s website at: http://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/