MEMPHIS, TENN. – For the second time in as many years,
the Memphis Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a baby bonobo. As an endangered animal in the wild, these
births are helping to preserve the population of this species.
“Mpingo,” (EM-pingo) a baby boy, was born to parents
“Lily” and “Mofana” at 7:30 a.m., Monday, April 28, 2014. Mpingos are a type of
African tree, also known as African blackwoods. They are sometimes referred to
as “the tree that makes music,” as its...