Child alert! Los Angeles Zoo’s mandrill Juliette lately gave start! The feminine toddler is nursing effectively and bonding together with her mom. “Each time I get to sit down with Juliette and her new toddler, I really feel honored. Having the ability to watch the connection between them develop is so particular,” says Animal Keeper L’Oréal Dunn. “That is Juliette’s fourth offspring, and he or she is a good mother. She does a unbelievable job demonstrating maternal care like cuddling, grooming, nursing, and eradicating the umbilicus off of the toddler.” In the event you look intently, you’ll be able to nonetheless see the umbilical wire in one of many video clips taken quickly after start.
Swing by L.A. Zoo’s mandrill habitat to observe alongside because the toddler reaches milestones, and keep tuned for updates.
📹: Animal Keeper L’Oréal Dunn