Lincoln Park Zoo Welcomes Moholi Bushbaby - NBC Chicago

Lincoln Park Zoo Welcomes Moholi Bushbaby

Baby Southern African primates rare in zoos



    Lincoln Park Zoo Welcomes Moholi Bushbaby
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    Zoo officials have yet to determine the animal's sex.

    Lincoln Park Zoo has a new cute, wide-eyed addition to its family.

    A Moholi bushbaby, tiny primates native to Southern Africa, was born in January but has now ventured out of its nest for public inspection.

    Moholi bushbabies are tiny -- weighing less than 0.3 ounces -- but are easily identified by their large eyes.

    They're considered extremely rare in zoos and this bushbaby -- its sex has yet to be determined -- is one of only 20 located in zoos around the country.

    Zoo officials say the little guy -- or girl -- appears to be healthy and has quadrupled in size over the past month.

    The whole family is on exhibit at the Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.