Wish Miya the Macaque a Happy First Birthday!

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Wish Miya the Macaque a Happy First Birthday!


It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since Miya the macaque was the newest addition to Blank Park Zoo!  


For months, she was hand-raised by the Zoo’s animal keepers, as Miya’s mother rejected her and did not know how to take care of Miya. She has grown so much, and the Zoo is excited to celebrate how far she’s come and is holding a special birthday party at Blank Park Zoo this Saturday, April 20. Miya’s birthday party will be the centerpiece of the Zoo’s celebration of Earth Day.

Join us as we celebrate Miya! There will be many birthday festivities:

  • The first 200 visitors to the Zoo will receive a birthday treat.
  • Miya and her macaque friends will receive special birthday cupcakes of their own.
  • Guests can sign a giant birthday card for Miya.
  • Keepers will present special keeper chats and enrichment at 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.
  • And, there will be a special 20% discount on monkey-themed merchandise in the gift shop!

 For those wishing to purchase Miya a birthday gift, keepers are asking for the following items:

  • Trader Joe’s Squishers, Miya’s all-time favorite treat
  • All-natural yogurt
  • Rice
  • Whole-grain pasta, Miya prefers spaghetti
  • Whole-grain cereals: Cheerios, shredded wheat, other “natural” cereals
  • Sugar-free Jello

Miya eating yogurt, her favorite treat

Miya discovered snow this past winter

Join us this Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and wish Miya a Happy 1st Birthday!

Related posts:

Miya the macaque goes on exhibit
Animal spotlight: Macaques

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