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Bonobo Baby Adds to Baby Boom at Cincinnati Zoo

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: August 1, 2020 4:00 pm

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The baby bonobo at Cincinnati Zoo

Photo Credit: Cincinnati Zoo

A baby bonobo is the latest evidence that animals at Cincinnati Zoo didn’t stay apart during lockdown. The female bonobo was born last week to mum, Kesi and dad, Vernon.

This infant bonobo is the 11th to have been born at the Cincinnati Zoo. Keepers expect it will make its first appearance in the exhibit in the coming weeks. Currently the family is bonding behind the scenes and appear to be doing well.

This baby is the latest in a string of births at Cincinnati Zoo which has seen the arrival of a king penguin chick, Pocket the wallaby, a red panda cub, more flamingo chicks than any other year, a red-crowned crane chick, a colobus monkey, skunk kits, and dead-leaf mantises!

“We usually celebrate Zoo Babies month in May, but we’re seeing a surprisingly-large second wave of births this year,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard. “We joke about COVID quarantine being the cause, but the animals didn’t actually spend any more time than usual together during lockdown. We did our best to keep their routines the same.”

The zoo provides regular updates on the babies through their social media.

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