San Diego Zoo hosts Free Kids Month in October

first_imgSan Diego Zoo hosts Free Kids Month in October October 2, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsORANGUTANOrangutans, whose name means “people of the forest,” live in tropical and swamp forests on the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. These shaggy red apes are the largest arboreal mammal and the only great ape found in Asia.The other great apes—gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos—are all native to Africa.Long, flowing, reddish hair covers most of an orangutan’s gray skin. Its stocky body has a flexible pelvis, a thick neck, and bowed legs. The orangutan’s arms are longer than its legs, reaching nearly to its ankles when the ape stands up. Like other apes, orangutans don’t have a tail.Orangutans spend most of their lives in trees and travel by swinging from branch to branch with their long arms. They usually build a new nest every night, but may occasionally reuse one.Most of the orangutan’s forest habitat has been destroyed to make palm oil plantations; and unfortunately, these highly intelligent red apes are now extinct in much of Asia. On top of that, poachers often kill orangutan mothers and sell their young to the illegal pet trade.San Diego Zoo Global is working to raise awareness of the dangers all great apes face. We provide financial funding and support various conservation projects via the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Ape Taxon Advisory Group’s Conservation Initiative. Allie Wagner, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSLOTHSloths are slow-moving, nocturnal mammals that live in trees in the tropical and cloud forests of Central and South America.They have curved; sharp claws are 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 centimeters) long, which they use for hanging onto tree branches. Sloths are not great ground walkers, yet they are great swimmers and can drop from a tree into a river to swim across it while doing the breaststroke! When sleeping, sloths often curl up in a ball in the fork of a tree. Sloths spend almost their entire life upside down in the trees. They eat, sleep, mate, and give birth from this position hanging high among the branches.Sloths are the only mammals whose hair grows in the opposite direction from the hair of other mammals. To accommodate their upside lifestyle, the hair parts in the middle of the belly and grows upward toward the back. The hair on the face points upward, too. This allows water to run off during rainstorms Posted: October 2, 2018 Allie Wagner 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsAll children 11 years old and younger are invited to visit the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park for free during October. Allie Wagner was live at the Zoo to preview some of special fun they have planned for the month.As part of Kids Free presented by Mission Fed, Zoo and Safari Park guests will get the chance to observe amazing creatures, experience a fun day with family and learn how everyone can help animals through conservation.On Saturdays and Sundays, visitors at the Zoo and Safari Park can experience special kid-friendly activities and animal encounters. Guests at both parks will be able to watch as special fall-themed items, including pumpkins and gourds, are given to some of the animals as tasty treats.Kids 11 years of age and younger will be offered free admission at both the Zoo and Safari Park from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2018, with special activities scheduled every weekend. During October, Zoo closes at 6 p.m.; and the Safari Park closes at 5 p.m. All children younger than 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult during their visits to the Zoo and the Safari Park. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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