What 55-year-old Gets a Little Mermaid Birthday Party? A Texas Chimp Once Confined to a Lab

How do you celebrate a chimpanzee’s 55th birthday?With a mermaid-themed bash, complete with inflatable pool toys and Little Mermaid decor, of course.Most chimps live only 50 or 60 years in captivity, so caretakers of Lulu Belle decided not to let the chimp’s milestone year go by without some serious celebration.At the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, about 80 miles southeast of Dallas, they covered her outdoor enclosure with streamers and banners on Friday morning. They put out hula hoops and paper chains, an inflatable unicorn pool float and a Little Mermaid beach towel.  Continue reading...

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