On May 23, 2009 elementary school students and their parents enjoyed a fun-filled day (exploring scientific activities featuring the highly endangered golden lion tamarin from Brazil. Monkey Jungle was one of the first zoos to breed these stunningly beautiful monkeys. The volunteers at the DuMond Conservancy, under the guidance of Bianca Bonilla presented educational displays, a scavenger hunt, story telling and a short play all designed for parents and students to learn more about these tamarins. The Miami Capoeira project gave a lively performance of Brazilian martial arts that was much enjoyed by humans and Monkey Jungle monkeys alike. This event was sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society.
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