Little Rock Zoo Officials Announce Birth Of Chimpanzee

Jul 27, 2015

The mother and her baby chimp.
Credit Little Rock Zoo

The Little Rock Zoo has announced the birth of a chimpanzee.

The zoo said Monday that the male chimp was born July 18 to Mahale. The father has not been identified, but the zoo said officials believe it is Kijana - the alpha male chimpanzee of the group.

The zoo is also asking the public to help choose a name for the baby chimp.

The staff has selected three names - Jumoke, which is Swahili for "everyone loves the child;" Kgosi, which is Setswana for "king" or "chief;" and Kibale for the Kibale National Park in Uganda.

Voting will take place online at the zoo website - www.LittleRockZoo.com/babychimp - until midnight Aug. 2.