Pongo's 1st Birthday Celebration!
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Pongo turns 1 on January 10. Join us on Sunday, January 12, as we celebrate his big day with first-birthday surprises for the guest of honor and his family! The good times roll at 2 p.m. in Orangutan Habitat 1 in the Asian Forest.
First-time mother Blaze initially had to learn to develop maternal skills following her son’s birth by Caesarean section in January. For more than two months, the newborn received round-the-clock nursery care from a dedicated team of Zoo staff and volunteer nurses from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta while animal care professionals worked to introduce Pongo to his mother. After several weeks of consistent daily introductions, Blaze and Pongo began living together full-time in late March and have been bonding ever since.
Meet Pongo the Sumatran orangutan and his fellow primates on the Pongo's Primates blog, and get an animal care professional’s perspective on the care and training of our amazing orangutan, gorilla, monkey and lemur collections.
Great ape activities are weather-permitting.