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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Showers gradually fading away this evening, leaving a largely dry, clear and chilly night, with some patchy fog and frost forming.
Showers soon dying out this evening to give a dry night with some long clear spells and light winds.