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Thursday, December 7, 2023

Remembering Amali – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Backyard

One in every of her keepers shared this about Amali:

“Folks say the perfect issues are available in small packages, and after working with Amali I’m right here to inform you… they’re proper. Amali was small however mighty. She had an enormous persona. “Lil Bit,” a nickname her keepers lovingly known as her, was at all times desperate to work together with keepers … a lot so we’d routinely see her arm waving within the hallway attempting to get our consideration. All the bonobo troop adored her; from our massive grownup males to her half-brother Bo, everybody was a playmate however made certain to be light and tender along with her.

Bonobos are extremely clever, and their social group is tight-knit. The Jungle Trails workforce allowed each member of the troop to say a ultimate goodbye and begin the grieving course of after this sudden loss. It’s arduous for everybody, and whereas her keepers and troop proceed to grieve the loss, we’re comforted by the concept that she is reunited along with her father Vernon. And regardless of solely being 3, she has impressed numerous friends to take motion to assist wild bonobos. We ask you to affix us in celebrating her life by sharing your favourite moments or tales of Amali, and proceed to be a champion for bonobo conservation in her honor.”

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