We’re tickled pink to discover our newborn gelada baboon baby is a GIRL!!
She’s the first gelada baboon female we’ve had born at DZG as our other four youngsters have all been boys.
Senior Keeper, Jodie Dryden, said: “We’re over the moon to have a girl and finally break the all-boy chain!
“She’s thriving and mum, Tana, seems to be keeping her even closer than she did with her firstborn son, Ambo.”
Our latest arrival was born on January 25, just five weeks after half-brother, Dendi.
To celebrate our first girl, we’re giving our visitors the chance to choose her name.
Lower Primate keepers have come up with their three favourite African inspired suggestions for our new little miss and we’re putting them to the vote on our Facebook page with a like, love or laughter poll.
Simply click ‘like’ for KADIDA, ‘love’ for TULLU or ‘laughter’ for AMHARA.
To register your vote CLICK HERE and we’ll count up the votes at the end of the week.
Part of a European Endangered Species Programme, we now have a total of five babies in our Baboons on the Bank exhibit who have been born since 2014 – Billie, Ambo, Gimbi, Dendi and our new little girl.
Dad to all five youngsters is Ebano, while our three mums are Tana, Addis and Jimma.