Birthday Boy Tai was born in ZOO Ljubljana, Slovenia, on January 18 2021. He just celebrated his first birthday! Zookeepers made a special fruit cake for him and surprised him with presents. His family, who helped him eat the treats and open the gifts, belongs to the western chimpanzee subspecies, a critically endangered subspecies of chimpanzee. This is why he was named Tai — after the national park on the Ivory Coast where western chimpanzees live. He is very curious and adores his older sister, Leona, who is 5 years old. She loves to carry him around, play with him and teach him new things.