Boost for conservation as critically endangered chimpanzee born at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo has welcomed its newest arrival – a western chimpanzee baby.In a boost for conservation efforts, he was born on December 9 after an eight-month pregnancy. Great ape experts say the new arrival is in good health and spent his first few weeks bonding with his mother and the rest of the zoo’s 22 western chimps. Chimpanzees are born with a white tuft of hair on their rear and have it until puberty to signal to others in the troop to be gentle with them.