Visitors to the North Carolina Zoo Sunday got a show they probably weren’t expecting. They got to see a baby chimpanzee being born. Yes, a chimpanzee gave birth as the zoo describes “in full view of everyone”. The zoo announced the birth on social media and shared a heartwarming video of mom and baby. They say that both animals are resting and bonding away from the view of visitors. But chances are the next time you plan a visit to the zoo you’ll get to see the new little one.
For some of our guests at the zoo today, they witnessed something truly wonderful- a baby chimp was born in full view of everyone! Both are resting and bonding behind the scenes Good night little one. pic.twitter.com/Uo4703fy7q— North Carolina Zoo (@NCZoo) May 22, 2023
It’s not just the unnamed chimpanzee giving birth at the zoo. About a week ago the North Carolina Zoo welcomed two litters of Red Wolf pups which are critically endangered animals. The zoo is located in Asheboro North Carolina about an hour and a half drive from both Charlotte and Raleigh and makes a great day trip! They are open 9 am-5 pm daily and tickets are very affordable at $15 for adults and cheaper for kids and seniors. It’s divided into two sections North America and Africa with a wide variety of animals for visitors to enjoy. The North Carolina Zoo is also a leader in the conservation of species including the aforementioned red wolf. Get more info about visiting here.