Primate Wise! A Benefit for the Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest

Discovering Primates Presents:
Primate-Wise! A Benefit for the chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest.

Virginia Morell, author of the book Animal Wise, guides us on a dazzling journey into the inner world of animals--with a special focus on the thoughts and emotions of primates. Be prepared to appreciate the dynamic dimensions of the primate mind on a whole new level. Please join us for an evening of inspiration, hope and fun.

Date and Time

Thursday, September 26 from 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Cost and Fees

Suggested Minimum Donation: $30.00


Marian Zimmer Auditorium at Oakland Zoo.

Please park in the Lower Parking Lot and proceed to the Lower Entrance.


Tickets available at the door or contact Amy Gotliffe for pre-event tickets.


Contact: Amy Gotliffe
Phone: (510) 632-9525 x122

Additional Program Information

The Budongo Snare Removal Project helps chimps by removing snares set by poachers, offering goats for sustenance to ex-hunters , and educating the community about the environment. This successful project serves as a model for other projects dealing with human-wildlife conflict challenges.

  • Wild and amazing silent auction items including exclusive Behind the Scenes Adventures
  • Delectable bites by Youth Uprising
  • Bar with Chimptinis, and healthy Primate Elixirs


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Newsletter/Annual Report