Animal Kingdom Celebrating Primate Day August 5

Guests will be able to learn more about primates by attending the Primate Day celebration at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park on August 5, 2014. This event will take place at Rafiki's Planet Watch, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests wil be able experience a day in the life of a cotton-top tamarin by learning a tamarin dance and engaging in activities such as coloring and games. Guests of all ages can be transformed into gorillas or lemurs by our face painters and caricature artists.

Families will also learn about the different primate species at Disney's Animal Kingdom through stories and demonstrations. These are just a few of the many Guest experiences that will be available at Rafiki's Planet Watch. Here you are additional information about the primates that call Animal Kingdom their home:

A primate is defined as a mammal that is distinguished by the use of hands, hand-like feet and forward-facing eyes. This definition includes monkeys and apes. There are many species of primates that can be found at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. These include cotton-top tamarins, white-cheeked gibbons, siamangs, ring-tailed lemurs, marmosets and gorillas.

The white-cheeked gibbons and siamangs can be found in Asia, while the Western Lowland Gorilla resides in Africa along the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail. Rafiki’s Planet Watch houses the marmosets, as well as the cotton-top tamarins.

Construction has temporarily sent our lemurs backstage, but they will be back home later this year.