Delhi zoo hosts celebration for Rita the chimp elderly 57


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Rita has been described as a “very pleasant” ape by means of Delhi zoo government

Zoo government within the Indian capital Delhi are retaining a celebration to rejoice the 57th birthday of Rita the chimpanzee, its oldest resident.

The “birthday lady” gets items and a cake might be lower in her honour, Zoo director Renu Singh instructed the BBC.

India’s oldest residing chimpanzee used to be born in Amsterdam in 1960 and arrived at Delhi zoo as a four-year-old.

She’s a “very pleasant” ape, Ms Singh stated. “We can lower a cake and I will feed a large slice to Rita with my fingers.”

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Born in Amsterdam in 1960, Rita arrived to Delhi as a four-year-old

Schoolchildren will sign up for Thursday’s celebrations – the celebration is being held an afternoon early as a result of Rita’s birthday falls on an afternoon when the zoo is closed. Her items will come with a cushy soccer and different toys, in addition to a brand new blanket.

“We can additionally display screen some natural world motion pictures for her as a birthday deal with as she’s very keen on looking at movies and observes them very carefully,” Ms Singh stated.

Since Rita does not go away her enclosure a lot, a large display screen might be publish outdoor from the place kids, reporters and guests will have the ability to see her.

The chimpanzee has spent greater than part her lifestyles in Delhi. From 1985 to 2006, she used to be loaned to a zoo in Punjab for a breeding programme.

Chimps handiest are living as much as about 40 years within the wild, however can ultimate for much longer in captivity.

The oldest residing chimpanzee on report, Little Mama, died in a US safari park ultimate month on the age of 79.

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