Baby chimp Maisie is only here for the box. Maryland Zoo.
Best buds! We love watching Maryland Zoo's 2-year-old Maisie and male chimp Alex interact.
Remember blue duiker calf, Marigold, born July 24th at Maryland Zoo in Baltimore?
We thought it was as good a time as any to catch up with her and report how she’d been doing over the last couple of months.
At about four-weeks-old, she was being given regular access to the outdoor yard of the Antelope Barn. She has been very curious, constantly investigating her new surroundings in the behind-the-scenes area under the close watch of mom.
Baby Chimp Maisie is two years old! Can you believe it!? Have a look at her birthday celebration a couple weeks back at Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
Previously on ZooBorns:
This antelope species is native to central Africa; calves are first for the Zoo’s new adult male
September 14, 2022 (BALTIMORE, MD) – The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore welcomed the birth of two new sitatunga calves this past weekend.
A female calf was born Friday afternoon to the adult female, Mousse, and weighed 3.65 kilograms. The second female calf was born Sunday afternoon to Peggy and weighed 3.25 kilograms. These are the first sired by the Zoo’s adult male, Beau, who was specially selected to be a part of its sitatunga breeding program.
August 9, 2022 (BALTIMORE, MD) – The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is pleased to announce the birth of a female blue duiker (DIKE-er) named Marigold. She was born on July 24th to Flower (female) and Kuruka (male).
The birth was a result of a breeding recommendation from the Blue Duiker Species Survival Plan (SSP) coordinated by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The SSP provides breeding recommendations to maximize genetic diversity, with the goal of ensuring health of the individual animal, as well as the long-term survival of the species population to help save animals from extinction.
August 2, 2022 (BALTIMORE, MD) – The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is pleased to announce that two Von der Decken’s Hornbill (Tockus deckeni) chicks hatched in its African Aviary on July 4th and 7th.
The two-week old chicks won’t be visible for several weeks. That’s because, before they lay their eggs, the male and female Von der Decken’s mud up the entrance to the nest with the female inside, leaving only a small opening through which the male brings food for the female and, once they hatch, her chicks. When the chicks are large enough, the female will break herself out of the nest and both parents mud the entrance to re-seal it so that the female can join the male in bringing food to the chicks.
We love watching 1-year-old Maisie and male chimp Alex play and interact at Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
Visit the Youtube Playlist below for more Maisie Moments!
Grooming is very important in chimpanzee life. Chimps learn how to groom at an early age, and use it as a way to form and maintain social bonds with one another.
When Maisie was being hand-raised by Maryland Zoo’s care team (Maisie Playlist linked below), they made it a priority to ‘groom’ her so she could learn and get used to the behavior. Now, Maisie is seen regularly grooming and getting groomed within the troop!
More On Maisie!: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFSD8pCtwrSX260FPT6oJ0bXlE1QFAMlR
Maryland Zoo’s Chimpanzee Trio is at it again. Time for tumbling, fumbling, and slumbering with baby chimps Maisie, Lola & Violet. 🐵
Learn more about Maisie’s Journey in the playlist below: