Philadelphia Zoo has a "Smart Idea" for you

They young zoo visitors become one with the wild.

July 14, 2010 1:37:38 PM PDT
The Philadelphia Zoo extends an invitation to all visitors to experience the fascinating world of primates during the PECO Primate Jungle Days on July 17th and 18th from 10am to 4pm.

This event includes keeper talks at the aye-aye and ruffed lemur exhibits for guests to learn extraordinary facts.

Guests can make an orangutan door hanger, forage in a tree like tamarins and learn to walk like a gorilla. PECO will also be on hand to discuss their "Smart Ideas" program designed to help reduce home energy consumption which aids efforts in wildlife preservation.

On July 17th the guests can experience the Zoo in their pajamas during Sunset Safari: PECO Pajamarama from 4 to 8pm. The Zoo will extend its hours to allow visitors to explore the Zoo before bedtime. Sunset Safari will feature feedings for numerous animals including gorillas, coatis, jaguars and otters, as well as a live performance from Shadowtrax a group of child performers from the Fairmount area.