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MEDIA ALERT

"KUNG HEI FAT CHOY!"
RING IN THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY AT THE TORONTO ZOO

January 20, 2004

Who: Gorillas, Mandrills, Common Marmosets, Golden Lion Tamarins, Spider Monkeys, Barbary Apes, Japanese Macaques, Orangutans,White-Handed Gibbons, Lion-Tailed Macaques, White- Faced Saki Monkeys AND you and your family!

What: Happy New Year! In the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Monkey begins on Thursday, January 22nd, 2004. This has inspired the Toronto Zoo's Monkeys, Apes, Macaques, Gorillas, and Orangutans to invite everyone out to the Zoo for a mutual New Year's celebration - and a swinging good time!

According to Chinese tradition, monkeys are viewed as inventors, improvisors, and motivators. Usher in your New Year's festivities by hanging out with our monkeys - and see if you can spot the above qualities in them!

When: Thursday, January 22nd and after.
Where: Toronto Zoo Main Entrance
Go north on Meadowvale to Main Zoo Parking


For more information, please contact
Kathy Jury, Public Relations, at (416) 392-5939

Toronto Zoo Hours to March 8, 2004 - 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Last admissions one hour before closing. General Admission 13-64 incl. is $18, Children 3 and under free, Children 4-12 are $10 and Seniors 65+ are $12. Parking is free until March. The Zoo is located at Meadowvale Road and Hwy. 401, Exit 389 east and west bound. For general information, call (416) 392-5929 or visit www.torontozoo.com. For all the latest Zoo News, check out our new website feature, the "Press Room".

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