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Memphis Zoo welcomes new boy Bonobo

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Guests who visited the Memphis Zoo on Friday got a chance to meet the newest member of the zoo, a baby boy Bonobo primate named Mobali.

A celebration was held Friday announcing the gender and name of the baby primate, which was born May 12 Mother's Day.

"His name is Mobali - M-o-b-a-l-i. It means masculine. His father's name is Mofand, so it's kind of a tribute to his dad."

Bonobos are a member of the greater ape family and look similar to the chimpanzee.

This is the second successful Bonobo birth at the Memphis Zoo.

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