Zoo Knoxville announces first chimpanzee pregnancy in 13 years

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Zoo Knoxville is preparing to welcome its first baby chimpanzee since 2007.

Zoo Knoxville announced Monday that Jambo, a 14-year-old member of the zoo’s chimpanzee troop, is pregnant with her first baby. The baby is due in late December to early January.

“Our team has an excellent care and birthing plan in place,” said Lisa New, President and CEO of Zoo Knoxville.  “We are making sure Jambo has the best prenatal care for a healthy pregnancy and are excited to plan for the arrival of Knoxville’s first chimpanzee baby in 13 years.  I think we all could use some happy news to start off 2021.”

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