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Chimpanzees watch new 'Tarzan' movie at Myrtle Beach movie theater

Vali and Sugriva clapping for an on-screen primate pal (Source: YouTube) Vali and Sugriva clapping for an on-screen primate pal (Source: YouTube)
The chimps head into the Grand 14 Cinema at Market Common (Source: YouTube) The chimps head into the Grand 14 Cinema at Market Common (Source: YouTube)
Vali and Sugriva grab some snacks for the movie (Source: YouTube) Vali and Sugriva grab some snacks for the movie (Source: YouTube)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Two chimpanzees from the Myrtle Beach Safari headed to the Grand 14 theater at the Market Common to catch a movie featuring their jungle brethren: The Legend of Tarzan.

Vali and Sugriva hit the concession stand for some popcorn and juice before heading into the theater to watch the movie starring Alexander Skarsgård, Christoph Waltz, and Samuel L. Jackson.

The chimps gave the movie “two opposable thumbs up,” according to the video.

Vali and Sugriva are quite the film buffs; in 2014, they went to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

The Myrtle Beach Safari is also known as T.I.G.E.R.S., or The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species. It exists as the Tigers Preservation Station at Barefoot Landing, a free wildlife exhibit, and as a 50-acre preserve in Myrtle Beach, which is home to over 60 big cats and other animals.

“Vali and Sugriva help education guests about the importance of saving the wild world and help raise money for conservation of chimpanzees in the wild,” the video states.

Dr. Bhagavan Antle said that Vali and Sugriva have helped raise money to purchase equipment which will be sent to a chimpanzee preserve in Africa so the rangers there will have a better life while watching out for the wild chimpanzees in their care.

To learn more about the Myrtle Beach Safari, visit:

http://www.myrtlebeachsafari.com/

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