And the father is….Jack!
Lola was born on Friday, July 5, 2019, to 29-year-old chimpanzee Bunny. Her birth was the result of a recommendation from the Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan (SSP) of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). SSPs provide breeding recommendations to maximize genetic diversity, with the goal of ensuring the long-term survival of the population and the health of individual animals. Chimps are non-monogamous and Bunny was recommended to mate with any of the three breeding males in our troop. To find out which male is Lola’s dad, we sent away some of her DNA for genetic testing.
Voting is now closed! Lola’s father is Jack!
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