Endangered Bonobo born at Jacksonville Zoo

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WSVN) — The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is welcoming the birth of an endangered Bonobo.

According to the park, the baby Bonobo was born on Aug. 6 and is doing very well with his mother.

This marks the fifth offspring and eighth Bonobo birth at the Jacksonville Zoo.

“As one of only seven zoos in the country that house the endangered bonobo, this birth is a key component in the survival of the species as a whole,” the Zoo said in a release.

The new addition has been named Budir, because he has a special meaning to his keepers.

The park is working with the Bonobo and Congo Biodiversity Initiative to help protect them in Central Africa rain forests.

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