Photo by Amy Fultz
Despite all residents receiving vasectomies prior to arrival at Chimp Haven, the caregivers stumbled upon a surprise yesterday morning… a healthy baby chimpanzee in the arms of her mother.
Chimp Haven reports that their next step is to determine paternity and address the failed vasectomy.
This is an interesting occurrence given the recent management allegations Chimp Haven has faced (discussed in previous posts/comments from Kambiz and DAB). The chimps (Teresa and the father, unknown at this time), sound like they are doing well at Chimp Haven, as successful breeding has generally been seen as a sign of good behavioral and physical health.