Monday, October 07, 2002

CHICAGO CHIMPANZEES NOW ON DISPLAY IN NC

N.C. Zoo welcomes, houses five chimps from the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago

ASHEBORO - Five chimpanzees from the Lincoln Park Zoo arrived this week at the N.C. Zoo where they will be housed for 18-24 months while a new exhibit, the Regenstien Center for African Apes, is under construction at the Chicago zoo.

[Photo] HOME AWAY FROM HOME - Bill Allen, right, a member of the primate staff at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, comforts one of that zoo's five chimpanzees as it [sic] arrives this week at the N.C. Zoo.The chimps relocated here while their new $25 million primate facility is being constructed in Chicago.

The chimpanzees, one male and four females, arrived Wednesday via truck and are being housed at the N.C. Zoo's new mammal propagation facility....