Endangered chimpanzee at Edinburgh Zoo celebrates second birthday

A critically endangered Western chimpanzee celebrated her second birthday at Edinburgh Zoo’s Budongo Trail.

By Anna Bryan
Thursday, 3rd February 2022, 9:47 pm

Masindi, who is the youngest of the zoo’s troop, spent her birthday opening presents which were filled with treats, such as straw, peanuts, sunflower seeds and chickpeas.

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The young chimp, who was born on February 3, 2020, shares her name with a town near the Budongo Conservation Field Station in Uganda – where RZSS has funded efforts to protect chimpanzees in the Budongo forest since 2005.

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Masindi, a critically endangered Western chimpanzee who has celebrated her second birthday at Edinburgh Zoo.
Masindi spent her birthday tearing wrapping paper off her presents.