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Going Strong at Great EscApe

     picture of orangutanVenture into the world of the great apes at Great EscApe, a world-class exhibit that allows adventurers to journey through a rainforest and view gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees.

     This $6.6 million dollar exhibit occupies a 6-acre plot featuring 3.5 acres of naturalistic habitats for the primates and visitors to enjoy. The exhibit features 18 animals, including: two troops of gorillas with a new infant, one pair of orangutans, and a dynamic community of chimpanzees including three youngsters.

      Great EscApe contains many features that make it a premier primate facility in the world. A combination of waterfalls, rocks, fallen trees, pools, and thousands of lush plantings immerse the visitor in a tropical forest.

      Step into the world of tropical beauty and experience the habitat of the great apes - Great EscApe.


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