A Twenty-Year-Old Hamadryas Baboon Gave Birth To A Rare Orange Baby Baboon In Ramat Gan Safari Park In Israel

By on Feb 11, 2011 in Animals, Science, World Comments
Rare Orange Baby Baboon

Rare Orange Baby Baboon
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A twenty-year-old Hamadryas baboon named Scud (Skad) gave birth to a rare orange baby baboon ten days ago at the Ramat Gan Safari Park near Tel Aviv in Israel, NTD Television reported.

According to reports, it is the first orange-colored baboon monkey to be born at the Safari Park in thirty years. Ramat Gan Safari Zoo workers were surprised with the recent birth of the ginger furred baby baboon which was considered very rare, reason for the zoo to celebrate.

“Skad, our twenty-year-old baboon, gave birth to an orange baby and we just today discovered it’s actually a female baby and we are very happy because it’s been thirty years since we last had an orange baboon here,” Yael Baker, Safari Zoo, Primate Keeper said.

Meanwhile, Shapira, the father of the baby baboon was said to be very protective to his mate and baby. Report said that the baby baboon is yet to be named.

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