Sedgwick Zoo: Baby chimpanzee and mom doing amazing

WICHITA, Kan. – Zookeepers say momma and baby are doing amazing at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Kansas.

“Just in from the keepers: Mahale and Baby are doing amazing and our boy now has a name!

Kucheza (koo-CHAY-zuh) means “play” in Swahili.”

Baby Kucheza was born on November 15th.

Mahale gave birth via emergency C-section after natural labor stopped progressing. The baby wasn’t breathing well on his own so he stayed in the hospital with the medical team until he could be reunited with his mom.

After nearly two full days, they were reunited.