Jiwa is turning 1! Celebrate at the Phoenix Zoo on September 5!Jiwa, the youngest member of the Phoenix Zoo’s orangutan family, is turning one and we are celebrating in a WILD way! Come out and watch as the birthday boy enjoys special surprises and learn about orangutans through fun educational activities. Event activities included with Zoo admission.

Want to bring a birthday present for the orangutans or their other animal friends at the Zoo? View the Zoo’s wish list online! A table will be set up to accept gifts during the birthday celebration, can be dropped off at the Guest Services Lobby before entering the Zoo, or sent directly to the Zoo when ordered online. Thank you for your support!

  • 10 a.m. – Watch as the orangutans enjoy specially made birthday cakes.
  • 1 p.m. – Present enrichment. Watch the orangutans open a variety of fun gifts!
  • Write your birthday wishes on a giant birthday card.
  • Learn more about how your shopping choices can help save orangutans in the wild.
  • Fun games and activities.

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