The Denver Gorilla Run is coming up on October 25th. You register, they give you a gorilla suit, you run the race, you keep the suit.

The Denver Gorilla Run is a charity fun run with a difference. Everyone who takes part wears a full gorilla costume – from fluffy head to furry toe – and helps raise funds for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, the international charity working to save the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas and keeping Dian Fossey’s dream alive for the past 23 years.
Every participant in The Denver Gorilla Run will represent a group of real live gorillas in the wild. You will be assigned to either the Amahoro Group, Mubare Group, Sabinyo Group or the Rushegura Group – so with limited entries available you must register soon to secure your place.

You should check out the pictures from previous years. Being a gorilla is apparently not enough of a costume, it appears many participants dress up their gorilla suits.

Learn more about the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund at

I know an ape post doesn’t really belong in the “monkeys” catageory, but I’m too lazy to rename the category “monkeys and apes.”

Today is Asian Elephant Day at the zoo. It’s Ambika’s 60th birthday and she really wants to celebrate with you, so don’t disappoint her.

Representatives from the Sri Lankan embassy will be on hand, and Sri Lankan dancers will perform traditional dances every half hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Shanthi, Kandula’s mother, was born in Sri Lanka. Elephants are an important part of Sri Lankan culture, though fewer than 5,000 Asian elephants remain in the wild in Sri Lanka.

Husband is thrilled that we’re getting up early to go to a donor’s breakfast and tour of the planned Elephant Trails area. Husband loves getting up early. (We aren’t climbing a fence or anything, we were invited). I wasn’t well enough to attend Brew at the Zoo (which benefitted the elephants), but this more than makes up for it.