Super-Cute Baby Baboon Born at Jungle Island

Super-Cute Baby Baboon Born at Jungle Island
Courtesy of Jungle Island

In the latest news from the adorable animal department, Jungle Island welcomed a bouncing baby baboon last week. Called Makara, the wee one was born to four-year-old Isis.

Jungle Island reps say the baby is doing even better than expected. Isis and the three other Hamadryas baboons in residence are apparently doing a swell job of looking after the little one.

We know you only clicked this for the pictures, so check 'em out after the jump.

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Who's her daddy, you might ask? A Hamadrya baboon named Pharaoh.

Super-Cute Baby Baboon Born at Jungle Island
Courtesy of Jungle Island

If you're wondering about Hamadryas baboons, here's the skinny: they're considered an "old world monkey", native to Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen. Terrestrial (not tree-based), they live in open savannah, open woodland and hills across Africa. They're super adaptable, laid-back folks that adjust well in different environments. According to Jungle Island, momma baboons often carry their babies next to their stomach for the first month.

Super-Cute Baby Baboon Born at Jungle Island
Courtesy of Jungle Island

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So go meet Makara and fill your awwwwwww quotient for the month.

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