Dinner in forest
Having dinner with monkeys will help protect endangered sumatran orang-utans in the wild.
Auckland Zoo is offering the chance to dine in the company of spider monkeys, siamangs and tamarins.
The evening also includes behind-thescenes encounters with elephants Kashin and Burma, a visit to the Tiger Territory, and other mystery tours with keepers.
The professionallycatered three-course meal will be served by primate keepers in the heart of the zoo’s rainforest.
The event on November 9 marks the start of Orang-utan Caring Week.
Orang-utan habitats in Borneo and Sumatra are being destroyed through logging and clearing for palm oil plantations.
“Unless we act now to help orang-utans – our closest relatives – they will all be gone within our lifetime,” says Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund officer Peter Fraser.
The dinner costs $200 per person, including drinks.
For more details and the menu, visit www. aucklandzoo.co.nz. To book phone 360-3800 ext 3828.