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Third-Generation Hamadryas Baboon Born at Oakland Zoo

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    Third-Generation Hamadryas Baboon Born at Oakland Zoo
    Steven Gotz
    Hamadryas baboon Mousa was born early last month at the Oakland Zoo. (Dec. 4, 2018)

    A Hamadryas baboon was born early last month at the Oakland Zoo, according to zoo officials.

    Mousa is a boy and is the firstborn child of Mocha, his mother. Mousa is the first third generation baboon at the zoo.

    Mousa, the first third-geenration baboon at the zoo, is a boy and is the firstborn child of Mocha, his mother. (Dec. 4, 2018)
    Photo credit: Steven Gotz

    His grandparents are Maya and Martijn. Zoo officials said Mocha is turning out to be a great mother and the grandmothers of the troop support and keep an eye on the two.

    "At almost three weeks old, Mousa is doing great," Andrea Dougall, zoological manager at the zoo said in a statement.

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