Chimpanzee

The Newest, Cutest Babies at Copenhagen Zoo

On December 27th, Cindy gave birth to a perfect baby! This is her 6th child over the 20 years she has lived at the zoo, making her quite an experienced mother.

Copenhagen also has three little lion cubs! They came into the world on December 1st.  Like most other cubs, they are very vulnerable in the first few weeks of their lives, so the family had total peace inside the barn.

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Birth of Rare Chimpanzee at Chester Zoo Gives ‘Hope’ to Critically Endangered Species

Primate conservationists are celebrating the birth of the world’s rarest chimpanzee at Chester Zoo.

New mum ZeeZee – a critically endangered Western chimpanzee - safely delivered the tiny baby boy following an eight month pregnancy.

Great ape experts at the conservation zoo have revealed that the new male arrival is in good health and has spent the first few weeks of life bonding with mum and the rest of the 22-strong troop.

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Oh Happy! 😍

Monarto Safari Park Keeper Laura shared this gorgeous video of the newest addition to the Chimapnzee troop snuggling with mum, Hannah.

Now two weeks old, Happy is doing really well and can be seen in the dayroom or enjoying the sunshine with Hannah, sister Hope and the rest of the troop.

To celebrate Happy's arrival Monarto officals would love it if you could bring along any old mobile phones and their chargers when you visit Monarto Safari Park and pop them in the recycling bin on the Chimpanzee platform.

The recycling of old devices helps them to raise funds for the https://www.janegoodall.org.au/ through the 'They're Calling on You' campaign. 🐾

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Dr Jane Goodall Sends Happy Message Of Hope To Announce Chimpanzee Birth

Monarto Safari Park is pant-hooting with excitement with the arrival of a baby Chimpanzee just in time for Christmas.

28-year-old Chimpanzee, Hannah, gave birth to a healthy boy overnight on 20 December into early 21 December.

The announcement was made in an extremely special video message from world-renowned ethologist Dr Jane Goodall DBE. 

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Kucheza The Chimp Is Back By Popular Demand And This Time He Meets Dad!

Sedgwick County Zoo's Chimp Mom Mahale was a bit apprehensive, which is exactly what the keepers expected. She wanted Father Moshi to meet Kucheza but only if he kept his distance!

She has allowed him to get closer since the initial introduction but he continues to be incredibly respectful of her space.

***a note about the background noise: there are fans throughout the behind the scenes area for circulation and one of them is right next to this spot. they are not as loud as they seem on camera - microphones just have a way of amplifying wind noise and this happens to be the best spot for filming!


Yep. He’s Still Perfect. And He’s Got a Name!

Yep. He’s still perfect.  The whole world has fallen in love with Mahale and Kucheza, after catching a glimpse of their emotional reunion. Chimpanzees in AZA-accredited institutions like Sedgwick County Zoo receive the highest level of care to meet their physical, emotional, and social needs - including the life-saving decision to deliver Kucheza via emergency C-section.

All of the animals in their care serve as important ambassadors for their species. Mahale and Kucheza have reminded us all that chimpanzees are smart, charismatic, and amazing animals. And they need our help! Small actions - like recycling your old cell phones and using only sustainably-sourced (certified) palm oil and paper products - can help save chimpanzees like Mahale and Kucheza in the wild.

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Learn more about how you can make a difference in chimpanzee conservation: https://scz.org/animal/chimpanzee

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Six-month-old Chimp Stevie Meets Her Troop At Last!

Stevie, the 6 month old chimp, is getting to know her new family at Zoo Knoxville. Due to complications at birth, Stevie has been hand raised for most of her life. Recently Stevie was introduced to Daisy and Jambo, two female chimps in her troop. Both adults have shown a strong interest in the young chimp. This is one of the first major steps in preparing Stevie to meet the rest of the chimps at Zoo Knoxville, but for now zoo keepers are keeping a close eye on the growing relationship between Stevie, Daisy and Jambo.

Stevie, Previously on ZooBorns:

https://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2022/04/big-news.html

https://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2022/05/update-on-stevie-chimpanzee.html

https://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2022/07/update-chimpanzee-stevie-10-weeks.html

https://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2022/10/stevie-the-5-month-old-chimp-is-taking-some-big-steps-at-zoo-knoxville.html


Chimpanzee Mother Mahale Reunited With Baby!

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After almost 2 full days,  Sedgwick County Zoo's (Wichita, KS) Chimpanzee Mom Mahale and baby were reunited this morning!

Sedgwick County Zoo’s (Wichita Kansas) Chimpanzee Mahale gave birth to a baby boy two days ago, Nov. 15, via C-section performed by Drs. Whisler and Chibry of College Hill OB-GYN along with the Zoo Veterinary team.

Baby had a bit of trouble getting enough oxygen at birth, so he was being treated in the Zoo’s Vet hospital by animal care staff. Today he was reunited with mom!

We’ll keep you updated on his progress!

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It’s a BOY!

Sedgwick County Zoo’s (Wichita Kansas) Chimpanzee Mahale gave birth to a baby boy yesterday, Nov. 15, via C-section performed by Drs. Whisler and Chibry of College Hill OB-GYN along with the Zoo Veterinary team.

Baby had a bit of trouble getting enough oxygen at birth, so he is being treated in the Zoo’s Vet hospital by animal care staff. Today he is doing extremely well and should be able to be reunited with mom very soon!

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