Delhi Zoo’s oldest chimpanzee Rita to have a special birthday celebration

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 December 2017, 12:45 PM
Delhi Zoo’s oldest chimpanzee Rita to have a special birthday celebration
Delhi Zoo’s oldest chimpanzee Rita to have a special birthday celebration

It’s celebration time in Delhi’s zoo as chimpanzee Rita, who is the oldest member in the zoo will turn 57 on Friday. Zoo authorities are all set to throw a birthday party for her on Thursday as the zoo remains closed on Fridays.

To make things special for Rita, the authorities will present her with a cake and place a big screen outside her enclosure through the visitors can see her activities.

The zoo will also invite school children for the birthday bash and also place banners having information about Rita. Rita who was born in Amsterdam was brought to Delhi in Zoo in 1964 when she was four years old.

Interestingly, this is not the first time the Delhi zoo authorities have planned a special surprise for any animal.

Delhi Zoo witnessed the tenth birthday celebration of Vijay, a white tiger in July this year. School kids were invited back then and a cake was ordered for the joyous occasion. 

First Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:34 PM
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