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    A new baby baboon, Kito, was born on September 2, 2017, making him the eighth baboon birth in four years. Kito brings the total amount to sixteen baboons, officially making them one of the largest Hamadryas baboon troops in a U.S. Zoo.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017)

    There’s a new addition to the Oakland Zoo! 

    A new baby baboon, Kito, was born on September 2, 2017, making him the eighth baboon birth in four years. Kito brings the total amount to sixteen baboons, officially making them one of the largest Hamadryas baboon troops in a U.S. Zoo. 

    The troop’s leader Martijn, 16, and Krista, 21, are the parents to baby Kito – their fourth baby together. According to Oakland zookeepers, Kito is adjusting to his surroundings and integrating well with his siblings. 

    A new baby baboon, Kito, was welcomed to the Oakland Zoo's Hamadryas baboon troops. (September 27, 2017)
    Photo credit: Courtesy of Steven Gotz/Oakland Zoo

    The public can view the Oakland Zoo’s baboons daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Baboon Cliffs exhibit.

    A new baby baboon, Kito, was welcomed to the Oakland Zoo's Hamadryas baboon troops. (September 27, 2017)
    Photo credit: Courtesy of Steven Gotz/Oakland Zoo


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