Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Baby Chimp Born To Jackson Zoo

mojo chimp bornA baby male chimpanzee, MoJo, born in March at the Jackson Zoo, should go on exhibit to the public for the first time by 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The baby was born March 8 and has been inside with his mother since birth. His name is a combination of his parents’ names — dad JoJo and mom Missy.

The Jackson Zoo's nine chimpanzees represent three generations, from JoJo at age 45 to Mojo, 4 weeks.

"This is such a special birth," Zoo Director Beth Poff said in a release. "It has been some time since we have had a chimp born at the Jackson Zoo, and they always inspire such fascination and joy among visitors."

MoJo is available for adoption, which helps provide support for animals all year long; levels start at $25 and go up. Visit or call (601) 352-2580 ext. 226 for information.

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