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Oakland Zoo Announces Birth of a Bouncing Baby Baboon

Mimi was born on May 21, according to zoo officials.

OAKLAND, Ca: Maya with baby Mimi. Photo provided by Oakland Zoo.
OAKLAND, Ca: Maya with baby Mimi. Photo provided by Oakland Zoo.

Oakland Zoo is happy to announce a new arrival, a baby hamadryas baboon named “Mimi.” The name “Mimi” is Swahili for “I am.” 

She was born on Wednesday, May 21st in the early morning hours. When zookeepers arrived to work, the baby was found nursing with her mother, Maya. 

After settling into her surroundings for the past week, she can now be seen daily by the public.

—Information submitted by the Oakland Zoo


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