Disclosure: I attended this event as part of an all-expense paid press trip. All opinions are completely my own. #MonkeyKingdom #AvengersEvent #LAZoo

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Celebrating Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom with a visit to the L.A. Zoo

While in L.A. to screen Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom and MARVEL’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, we had the chance to spend a few hours at the L.A. Zoo. We received a private, VIP tour of the Zoo including a visit to see some singing Siamangs!

Check out this video of the Siamang Song from Dawn at Blogging Mom of 4.

About Monkey Kingdom

Set in the storied jungles of South Asia, “Monkey Kingdom” showcases the adventures of new mom Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey who’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. 

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Monkey Kingdom Official Trailer

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L.A. Zoo

The L.A. Zoo is enormous and without our guides and the caravan of carts, it would have taken us a lot longer to tour the grounds. We were able to watch a variety of monkeys and apes, including the Kikiyu Colobus Monkey, with it’s long white tail, to the endangered Siamang apes with their loud voices that stretch across the zoo. There were so many interesting facts and tidbits that the keepers were able to share with us. Such as, with the Siamangs, the keeper cannot talk near them or the Siamangs will begin to become louder and louder. It was better for her to take us away from the apes before starting to talk with us.

It was so interesting to visit the zoo after watching Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom because there was so much that I learned during the screening and it gives you a different appreciation of the animals while you’re visiting the zoo. One thing I didn’t realize is that there is a heiarchy when it comes to the monkey troops. Did you know that? Well, you’ll find out more when you go see Monkey Kingdom on Friday, April 17th. I’ve already seen it twice, and my kids have seen it once. I’ll have my review posted on Friday, but I’ll let you know that my kids (ages 5 and 6) give it ten thumbs up (just go with it!). It’s rated G and perfect for the whole family.

Maya with Ranger. #MonkeyKingdom #AvengersEvent #LAZoo

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Listening to the Siamang song. #MonkeyKingdom #AvengersEvent

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Baby Colobus monkeys are all white when they’re born. #MonkeyKingdom #AvengersEvent

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Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom opens on Friday, April 17th.

See MONKEY KINGDOM opening week (April 17-23) and Disneynature will make a donation in your honor to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats. Learn more at http://nature.disney.com/monkey-kingdom.

Projects support programs across Indonesia, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.
Conservation International will:

1) Protect monkeys and other endangered species

2) Save and restore forest habitats

3) Partner with and support local communities

Further activities in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Indonesia will include researching, rescuing and rehabilitating monkeys, patrolling protected areas which serve as important habitats for monkeys and other species, planting trees and supporting community education and forest-friendly jobs.

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Monkey Kingdom Featurette

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Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom Featurette


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Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom Featurette


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