Great news from the Zoo! Meet Ruw. It’s been a very exciting year for our chimpanzee troop. Milo, whose second birthday is March 27, was joined by his niece Ruw (short for Ruwenzori) on April 1, 2016. Unfortunately, Ruw’s mother Teeoni wasn’t caring for her so Zoo staff made the decision to hand-rear her until she could be safely reunited with the rest of her extended family. During the past 10 months, Zookeepers have worked tirelessly to care for Ruw in the hope that she would return to the troop and be cared for by the adult females.We’re happy to report that the reintroductions have been successful and she is making her public debut this weekend with the entire troop! She continues to grow and learn how to be a chimp from her surrogate moms and spends time playing and wrestling with Milo and the rest of the adults. We expect that the public will be able to see Ruw with the troop on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. #KCParks | KC Parks Instagram Photos

Great news from the Zoo! Meet Ruw. It’s been a very exciting year for our chimpanzee troop. Milo, whose second birthday is March 27, was joined by his niece Ruw (short for Ruwenzori) on April 1, 2016. Unfortunately, Ruw’s mother Teeoni wasn’t caring for her so Zoo staff made the decision to hand-rear her until she could be safely reunited with the rest of her extended family. During the past 10 months, Zookeepers have worked tirelessly to care for Ruw in the hope that she would return to the troop and be cared for by the adult females.We’re happy to report that the reintroductions have been successful and she is making her public debut this weekend with the entire troop! She continues to grow and learn how to be a chimp from her surrogate moms and spends time playing and wrestling with Milo and the rest of the adults. We expect that the public will be able to see Ruw with the troop on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. #KCParks

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