First images of our new baby chimp!

Published on 05 February 2020

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Rockhampton Zoo has shared the first images that have been captured of Holly’s new baby, which was born on Monday.

Parks Committee Chair Councillor Cherie Rutherford said:

“I am sure everyone will agree that our new baby is simply adorable!

“Bub is playing hide and seek quite a bit so some of the images are a little blurry but we really wanted to share these pictures with the community as we have seen such an outpouring of well wishes since we announced the birth.

“We are also really excited that we will be revealing the sex of the baby on Friday! Head to our Council or Zoo facebook pages and cast your vote to let us know whether you think it’s a boy or a girl.

“We will be livestreaming the reveal on facebook but if you are around the zoo feel free to pop down and see the reveal in person, but remember the chimp enclosure will still be fenced off.

“I want to extend my thanks to everyone who has been in touch to wish Holly, the new bub, the troop and everyone at the zoo well – it’s clear that the zoo holds a special place in the heart of the Rockhampton Region.”

 See the adorable footage and cast your vote here.

The exact time of Friday’s reveal will be confirmed tomorrow. Rockhampton Zoo is open 7 days a week and entry is free. The zoo is owned and operated by Rockhampton Regional Council.