Fans celebrate chimp’s 16th birthday at Lucknow Zoo

March 19th, 2008 - 7:47 pm ICT by admin  

Lucknow, Mar.19 (ANI): Lucknow Zoo authorities today celebrated the 16th birthday of a chimpanzee with a lot of zing.
With decorations adorning the wire fencing on the cage and a birthday cake in place, fans of Jason, the chimpanzee, rang in his birthday. The chimp regaled visitors with his antics during the event.
For many, the spectacle was unique and one of its kind as they had never witnessed such a birthday celebration before.
“We ate the birthday cake and everybody was very happy and it felt really good. It is for the first time I saw a chimpanzee’s birthday being celebrated. I was elated to witness the spectacle,” said Ranu, a young visitor.
Jason was brought to the zoo in August 2007 and is said to be immensely popular with the visitors, especially children, for his naughty antics. (ANI)

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