In the last month the Milwaukee County Zoo has welcomed two additions — a baby harbor seal and a baby bonobo.
According to a news release from the zoo, the male seal pup was born June 13 to mother Sydney and father Ringo. Both parents were born in the wild and the pup marks the pair's third offspring.
The harbor seal pup is on public exhibit and zookeepers have reported that it's doing well, nursing and bonding with its mother, according to the zoo. In a month, the pup will be weaned and taught to eat fish hand-fed to him by zookeepers.
The Apes of Africa exhibit welcomed a new male bonobo May 23. The bonobo is the smallest of the great ape species and is endangered in the wild.
Claudine is the baby's mother and genetic testing will determine the father. The animals stay attached to their mothers for about six months before they begin to explore their surroundings and interact with other members of the troop. The baby will start to sample food when its between 6 and 8 months old.
The Milwaukee County Zoo has 23 bonobos, one of the largest populations of bonobos in North America, according to the release.