Young gorillas celebrate 3rd birthday at Lincoln Park Zoo

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CHICAGO — Like any good birthday party for 3-year-olds there was cake, banners and plenty of adorable pictures.

Two young gorillas celerbrated their 3rd birthday at the Lincoln Park Zoo today.

Patty, who was born Oct 11th, 2012, and Nayembi, who was born Nov. 16th, 2012, celebrated with the rest of the gorilla family in the exhibit.

The “cakes,” shaped like cupcakes and flowerboxes, were really piñatas and full of vegetables.

The zoo says Patty, Nayembi and their western lowland gorilla families are helping to education millions of guests about the species and the threats they face in the wild such as disease and habitat loss.

Another great reason to celebrate!

More info at www.lpzoo.org/gtap.

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