Brave Boon

Last week, I compiled an article to update everyone on the continuation of the Monarto Chimpanzee journey over the last few weeks.  It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of Boon’s passing in the early hours…

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Monarto Zoo Mourns Chimpanzee Infant

Monarto Zoo is mourning the loss of Boon, one of the recently born Chimpanzee infants, after he passed away early yesterday morning. Zoo staff are extremely saddened by the loss as the infant’s passing marks a heartbreaking end to a…

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Second Bundle of Joy for Monarto Chimps

Monarto Zoo is celebrating the birth of a Chimpanzee infant, born the evening of Monday 19 October to seasoned mum Zombi. The male infant is the second Chimpanzee infant born at the zoo in recent weeks. A male infant, Boon,…

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Soona’s Gift

On Friday 9 October we lost an amazing member of the Monarto Chimpanzee troop. Soona Boona as she was affectionately known arrived at Monarto in November of 2010 from the Burgers Zoo. Although Soona was born at Burgers she spent a…

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Miracle Chimp Makes Public Debut

To mark the public debut of Monarto Zoo’s miracle Chimpanzee infant, zoo keepers have bestowed the little man with a special and befitting name – Boon. The orphaned infant, whose mum Soona tragically passed away Friday shortly after giving birth…

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Monarto Zoo Mourns Loss of Chimpanzee

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our 19 year old female Chimpanzee Soona, who was expecting her first infant. Miraculously, Soona’s infant has survived and expectant female Zombi is currently caring for it. The Chimpanzee…

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Monarto Rhino Calf Makes Public Debut

Monarto Zoo’s newest member of the rhino family, a two week old Southern White Rhinoceros, will meet the public for the first time this week. Having enjoyed some private time with her mum, Umqali, in an off-limits area to give…

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Our otter pups are beginning to come out of the den and explore their habitat - just look how adorable they are!

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