Baby chimp raised by Kansas zoo to go public

Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) A baby chimpanzee rejected by her mother last year and raised so far by humans at the Kansas City Zoo is expected to join the public primate exhibit, a media report said on Sunday.

Ruw, pronounced as “Roo”, a female chimpanzee born on April 1, was rejected by her mother days after her birth and has been raised by the zookeepers in the hope of introducing the chimp to the zoo’s chimpanzee group, the ABC news reported.

The zoo released a statement on Thursday saying Ruw “continues to grow and learn how to be a chimp from her surrogate moms”.

Ruw will be on the public display with the rest of the primate troop on Sunday.

–IANS

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