World's rarest chimpanzee species baby born at Chester zoo

A baby west African chimpanzee, of which there are said to be only 18,000 left across Africa, was born in Chester zoo.
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Conservationists were delighted at the news, which boosted hopes that the long-term survival of the species could be ensured. The chimpanzees are primarily threatened by deforestation, the spread of human disease and the illegal bushmeat trade. Today they are primarily concentrated between Senegal and Ghana.

Experts at the zoo said the infant was doing well and, in accordance with tradition at the zoo, would be named after a famous pop or rock star. The newborn could be seen playing with his mother, ZeeZee, in the clip.

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