Friday, February 20, 2009

our own little Curious George

Because The Pol had to go and make everyone feel sad with his post about the lonely cat, I'm going to do my best to offer everyone a happy Friday pick-me-up.

Back in July, the Knoxville Zoo had its first baby chimp born in two decades. I don't know what it is about baby chimps, but 7-month old George is so incredibly adorable. And he even has his own blog! Check out some of his videos.

George has been really attached to his mom, Daisy, since his birth, but his father, Jimbo, has been held apart from the pair (I'm not sure why, but I guess it has something to do with the family's development. Earlier this month, he was reintroduced to Jimbo. You can read about it here and see some more photos of the chimp family taken by one of our fellow little Knoxvillians.

By the way, if you want to go see George, the Zoo is offering half-priced admission through Sat., Feb. 28, as part of Penguin Discount Days. (I'm not sure what full price is, but I would presume half-priced is a bargain.)


max said...

he was a cute little fella.

Anonymous said...

I think the zoo is something ridiculous like $17 for adults, which is more than a lot of zoos in much bigger cities. So, yeah, half price is definitely a bargain.

Mickey said...

Hopefully George won't grow up to rip somebody's face off.