Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Makan!

By Jaime Wilson, Zoo Blog Keeper

Zoo keepers work hard to make animal enrichments a part of their every day routine, but when a zoo animal has a birthday they go above and beyond to make them even more festive!

Makan the Sumatran Orangutan turned 9 years old last week and came out on exhibit to find cupcakes (made from primate biscuits, yam "icing" and fruit), streamers and a large present that included a paper party hat.

As part of our 85th birthday celebration, we'll be sharing birthday stories and zoo memories throughout the year. Share your Sacramento Zoo memories by visiting our website and submitting old photos, stories or videos. And make new memories with the Zoo in 2012!


  1. He is happy on his birthday and celebrating the event in his style. Hope his other mates also seeing him jumping all over the place.

  2. Happy birthday! 9 years already! he is getting big!