Both mum and baby are doing very well. Banya is quite relaxed with the baby and seems confident in her mothering skills, and this has given her keepers an opportunity to get a close look at the baby and confirm that it is a boy.
Banya is an integral part of our bonobo group and this applies to her son as well. The other bonobos are interested in him but at this point only Banya will carry him. He will remain in close proximity to his mum for the new fext years.
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A mostly fine and dry day.
Drier and brighter today but becoming wet tonight.