Bronx Zoo's Newest Primate is an Adorable Baby Gelada Baboon

A beautiful newborn gelada baboon baby just made it’s public debut at the Bronx Zoo. The baboon is the first of it’s species in the United States in over 13 years.

The bouncing male primate — sometimes called a “bleeding heart baboon” because of a red patch of skin on its chest — was born at the zoo in the fall is now living with his mother, Fayola, in the zoo’s Baboon Reserve in its Africa Plains section.

The baby baboon male will eventually grow to be about 65 pounds and will have long locks of hair on it’s back. He is yet to be named.

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via DNAinfo

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