Our baby boom continues at Auckland Zoo with a healthy female Hamadryas baboon born to mum Mali and dad Yafeu just three weeks ago.

Primate keeper Craig says the little one is doing great and Mali is being a “very attentive, very proud mumma”. Our baboon troop is now ten-strong with four males and six females, including the baby girl who can be seen visually exploring the landscape while clinging tightly to mum. Gestation in baboons takes almost six months and once a baby is born, the other females will help to support her and share child-care duties. Come and visit the troop this week!

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