Zoo debuts new chimp

Posted February 15, 2011

Nori was born at the North Carolina Zoo in August 2010.

— A baby chimpanzee born at the North Carolina Zoo in August will make her public debut this spring. 

Nori was hand-reared by zoo staff through her early months and is now spending time with the rest of the zoo's chimps. She is allowed to go outside for short periods when the weather is nice, the zoo said Tuesday.

Nori will be on exhibit full-time later in the spring.


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  • myraburrell730 Feb 17, 2011

    Con Amor,
    The reason Nori was hand-reared by zoo staff is because the mother chimp was unable to properly care for the baby. I am a zoo member and received regular updates. They left the baby with the mother as long as they could hoping the mother would start to take better care of the baby. Nori was not gaining weight and the mother had a tendency to hold her upside down. The zoo finally gave in and started raising her so she would survive.

  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Feb 15, 2011

    ""Nori was hand-reared by zoo staff""

    I wonder why they didn't let the mama chimp 'rear' her?? I would hate to have a baby, only for someone else to take it away and take over the rearing!