Last week I had the opportunity to screen the new Disneynature film Monkey Kingdom. It’s such a sweet movie, perfect for little people and adults alike. You’ll definitely want to check it out this weekend (April 17-23 2015)-they’ll be making a donation to Conservation International for every ticket sold!What better way to celebrate Monkey Kingdom than with a tour of the LA Zoo? We hit the zoo for a private tour, plush Mayas in hand. You can pick up your own stuffed Maya or Kip at the Disney Store. They’ll be making a $1 donation for every plush sold from now until 5/14/15!
My favorite part of the tour was our visit to the Siamangs. Yes, I know. They’re not monkeys. They’re apes. But they are hilarious. I also learned that monkeys have tails and apes don’t. That’s right, I totally listened to the experts who were kind enough to share their expertise during our trip.
Monkey Kingdom is the story of Maya and her curious newborn Kip. Just like in the movie, parent and child relationships were found everywhere at the LA Zoo. Hidden between her mother and father, baby Hippo Rosie was spotted taking a morning nap. The zoo is currently getting everything ready for their new River Otter Pups. Their habitat includes a slide! Over in the Australia exhibit, there’s even a new baby ‘roo who you can help name! Of course there was more fun to be had than just the cute baby animals. The LA Zoo has an amazing carousel. I took a #carouselfie, then I rode a giraffe while Sherry took pictures of Amiyrah and me having way too much fun. I even talked Dawn into acting out the Lion King for me with her stuffed Maya.
MONKEY KINGDOM opens in theatres everywhere on April 17th!