Friday, February 3, 2012

Baby Baboon Born at the NC Zoo

Courtesy of Jody Wiley
The birds, the bees, and the baboons are doing that thing they do over at the North Carolina Zoo. On January 21st, 2012, a new Hamadryas baboon was born at the zoo. This little girl has quite a family as the newest member of one of the largest troops in the United States. She now lives among the eighteen other baboons housed at the zoo's African Pavilion. According to the reports the new baby is being cared for by the mother.

Special thanks to my friend and former coworker Tom Gillespie who provided me with this fantastic photo taken by Jody Wiley.

Check out this Zoo Files video about the baby born last August. It shows the mother, Rhea, protecting her baby from an overzealous would be mother, plus you get to see the zoo staff giving an ultrasound.

Congratulations to the baboons and their keepers at the NC Zoo on their latest addition.

3 comments:

Andi said...

So, sweet! Baby animals are too cute for complete thoughts.

Karl said...

Here is the little girl in action on April 15, 2012. Hopefully Dad has thick skin.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrfishk/6936163364/

Zooleft said...

Thanks Karl. You can bet I will be posting the image and a follow up very soon. Thanks for keeping me in the loop. :D