Asheboro, NC - Baby gorillas Bomassa and Apollo, who were born at the North Carolina Zoo, have reached a milestone: their first birthdays.

The public is invited to celebrate the occasion at the North Carolina Zoo's Forest Glade gorilla exhibit on Saturday, August 3. Starting at 9:30 a.m., there will be live African music, special treats for the gorillas, and question and answer sessions with the gorilla keepers. Just like at any birthday party, visitors will be invited to sing "Happy Birthday" to the birthday boys to conclude the festivities.