Mimi the Baby Baboon

Oakland Zoo knew they had a photogenic girl on their hands early on in Mimi the baby hamadryas baboon's life. The cuteness was so abundant that they started a feature on their Facebook page in which one Mimi teething photo was posted daily for a week. 

The zoo gives the baby baboons stuffed animals and teething toys in their teething phases so they have something to provide them comfort during the painful process. The babies' teeth start to appear within five days of birth. 

The hamadryas baboon, native to the horn of Africa and the southwestern tip of the Arabian peninsula, was a sacred animal to the ancient Egyptians. The species plays various roles in ancient Egyptian religion, which is why it is also called the "sacred baboon." Via Zooborns. 

Images Credit: Oakland Zoo (unless otherwise specified) 


Image: Danielle Stith

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