September 23, 2023

Two modern additions to the Peoria Zoo have welcomed their individual addition — a little one mandrill born Aug. 19.

The infant was born to very first-time mother, Kofola, and father, Linus, the zoo reported Tuesday in a Facebook submit. Kofola arrived at Peoria Zoo in 2022 from Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. Linus arrived this 12 months.

How are mom and child faring?

The new child is thriving, the zoo documented, and becoming nicely taken treatment of by Kofola. “Baby is quite fascinated in everything likely on around him/her, is pretty watchful, and curious,” animal keeper Regan Slonecker explained in the put up. “He/she has started out achieving for matters and is crawling all over mother.”