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August 26, 2020

Chimpanzee Pregnancy

We are excited to announce that Utamu, an 18-year-old chimpanzee at the Saint Louis Zoo, is pregnant and due to give birth this fall at Jungle of the Apes. The pregnancy is based on a breeding recommendation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan. 

“The primate team working with our chimpanzee troop is very experienced and highly skilled. The strong, trusting relationships they have built with the chimps is integral in providing the high level of care and training to prepare for this important pending birth,” said Heidi Hellmuth, Curator of Primates, Saint Louis Zoo.
 
Follow Utamu’s path to motherhood at stlzoo.org/utamu
 
Photos: Ethan Riepl