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!

Friday, January 21, 2011

12 year old Bonobo, Isiro loses her first baby, so sad

Isiro, a 12 year old female recently gave birth to a tiny little male, so small in fact that we believed that he may have been born prematurely. Aside from the hairs on his tiny head, the rest of his body was totally naked. We decided to keep Isiro, who is both young and a first time mother, in observation in the night cages of enclosure 2 for a few days. Alas, her milk was taking it’s time to come despite the fact that the baby was suckling correctly but to no end… He was just too small, and with no milk from his mother to make him any stronger unfortunately he didn’t make it!

This is not the first time we have been faced with this problem but there is little we can do… we can give fennel herbal tea to help stimulate the lactation process but other than that we are pretty helpless.
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