ZOO’S TINY BABOON SPRINGS TO FAME

Warwick Daily News - - NATION -

THE new sea­son has brought a new res­i­dent at Ade­laide Zoo – a bounc­ing baby baboon for the start of spring.

And vis­i­tors are now able to see the cute lit­tle crea­ture in the baboon en­clo­sure with the rest of the fam­ily.

The adorable Ha­madryas baboon was born in the early hours of Satur­day morn­ing to third-time par­ents, mother Chappi and fa­ther Horus. The gen­der is yet to be es­tab­lished.

Ade­laide Zoo’s So­phie Miller said the pair were “do­ing a fan­tas­tic job look­ing af­ter the new young­ster”.

“The baby is cling­ing quite tightly to mum at the mo­ment and ap­pears to be alert and healthy,” she said. “At less than a week old, the young­ster is al­ready keep­ing Chappi fairly busy as it takes in the new sur­round­ings and watches broth­ers Tomkay and Dji­bouti.”

Ade­laide Zoo is cel­e­brat­ing the birth of a Ha­madryas baboon.Pic­ture: ADRIAN MANN

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