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January 25, 2023

A Rare Addition: Endangered Western Chimpanzee Born at Chester Zoo!

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Editor: Akanksha Choudhary

Chester Zoo announced the arrival of a rare western chimpanzee baby !

This is a boost for conservation efforts as they are critically endangered.

Western chimpanzees are extinct in countries like Benin, Burkina Faso, & Togo.

The zoo says ZeeZee, (mum) has instantly bonded with the baby.

The new chimpanzee baby has not been named yet.

Western chimpanzees are the first subspecies of endangered apes.

There are an estimated 18,000 western chimpanzees left in Africa.

The Zoo hopes that this baby will help ensure the species’ survival.

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