A female chimpanzee was born Tuesday at the Kansas City Zoo and is being cared for by her mother, zoo officials announced Friday.
The baby, named Gracie, is the first birth for 21-year-old Teetoo.
“Teetoo and her infant are taking time to bond behind the scenes,” the zoo announcement said. “She has been very attentive, protective and nurturing with the baby.”
It will probably be several weeks before the infant can enter the outdoor exhibit and be seen by the public. Chimps need for the temperature to be at least 55 degrees.
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Teetoo and her twin sister, Teeoni, came to Kansas City from the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kan., in 2003.