Thursday, March 17, 2011

Chimpanzee Discovery Day this Saturday at Chimp Haven

Chimp Haven, the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary located 22 miles southwest of Shreveport in Keithville, LA., will host their first Chimpanzee Discovery Day of 2011 on Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m.-12 noon. Admission is free. Lee Anna Naranjo, Development and Public Affairs Specialist at Chimp Haven, says that if you've ever considered attending a Discovery Day, this Saturday's event is the one to attend.

"At the first Discovery Day of the year, one of the best things is all of the fresh vegetation, the buds on the trees," Naranjo said. "The chimpanzees love to eat fresh vegetation."

She also encourages viewers to arrive early, as the chimpanzees are most active in the morning, before they've eaten their fill and found a shady spot to relax in. During a Chimpanzee Discovery Day, visitors have the opportunity to observe the chimpanzees in their forested habitats and tour the sanctuary using the groomed trails with views of two five-acre habitats from across a barrier moat.

Chimp Haven currently houses 134 chimpanzees, all in family groups ranging from 3-15 in size. For more info, visit or call (318) 925-9575.

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