The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chimpanzee, Mahalie Gives Birth To New Baby Boy

Thursday September 10, 2009
Copyright Daphne Brock Pfeiffer
Photo copyright Daphne Brock Pfeiffer, Little Rock Zoo

A new baby boy was born at the zoo on August 29th to 15-year-old Mahale, a chimp. Mahale is one of seven chimps that call the zoo home.

Mahale is a favorite at the Little Rock Zoo because she was hand-raised by her human caregivers. She was never taught by a chimp mom, so the zoo was concerned that she would have problems raising her baby. So far, so good. She's taking wonderful care of her new bundle of joy.

The two will be on exhibit at the zoo periodically (they were out earlier this week), but they'll be spending a lot of time indoors until he gets a little bigger, and as the cold weather starts to creep in. Hopefully you'll get to catch a glimpse of him on your next trip.


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