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Happy Birthday Max

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Check out this happy Ape at the Racine Zoo.

They're going bananas for Max the Orangutan who turned 27 years old today.  Max was even given a special layer cake made from his favorite fruits, biscuits and veggies.  The layers were frozen and included a few goodies such as raisins, baby food and canned pumpkin.

Max has lived at the Racine Zoo sine 1986 with his half sister, Jenny, making them the zoo's longest living and most well-known residents.  Some of Max's favorite activities include swinging on fire hoses, pushing and throwing barrels, playing with sheets and blankets and brushing his teeth.

Everyone is familiar with the Milwaukee County Zoo.  I think many people don't realize that there is a world class zoo just down the road in Racine!

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