Adorable baby baboon abandoned by mother after injuring her tail is adopted by zoo keeper

Sunday, April 1, 2012 8:50 PM Posted by ms.tk
By Anthony Bond


It's fair to say that this adorable baby baboon didn't get off to the best start in life.

The tot managed to injure her tail and was swiftly abandoned by her mother - just three days after her birth.

Thankfully, however, it wasn't long before the lovable youngster found a new home.

New home: A baby baboon with an injured tail which was abandoned by her mother three days after birth has been adopted by a zoo keeper

The baby, who is now one-month-old, was born at Wuhan Zoo in China and will be cared for by female keeper Wang Yuping until she is 12 months old.

'This is the first time we let a family adopt a primate baby,' said Li Kangbin, director of the zoo's animal management department.

'We could choose to raise it at the zoo, but after careful consideration we decided it would feel very lonely and it won't be good for its mental health.'

According to Mrs Yuping, raising the baby baboon is ten times harder than raising a human baby.


Happy ending: The youngster, who is now one-month-old, was born at Wuhan Zoo in China and will be cared for by female keeper Wang Yuping until she is 12 months old

Kind: Zoo keeper Wang Yuping is pictured with the baby baboon which she has adopted

To make sure the baboon has a comfortable bed, the couple bought a dog house and cushioned it with a jacket.

'At night we also prepare her a hot bottle,' said Mrs Yuping.

The young baboon wakes up every hour during the night and cries for food meaning Mrs Yuping must care for her 24/7.


Tough: Wang Yuping says raising the baby baboon is ten times harder than raising a human baby



source:dailymail

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