Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Why aren't these babies' mothers allowed to raise them?

BREEDING BONOBOS

Zoo breeds rare ape

[Photo] The zoo has been breeding bonobos for six years

A zoo in the East Midlands is raising a rare breed of ape that is on the verge of extinction in Africa.
The Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, has bred five of the bonobos - the only ones born in the UK....

[Photo] The benobos are hand-fed by the staff, including Molly
[Photo] The youngsters are the only bonobos in the UK
[Photo] "We buy the animals presents at Christmas and they get very excited"
[Photo] The stars of the Brooke Bond tea adverts were chimps raised at the zoo.
[Photo] The chimpanzees love to ride bicycles
[Photo] The primates have comfortable enclosures at the zoo
[Photo] Molly Badham has appeared on Blue Peter with her animals