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Wrinkly Lil Baby Baboon Makes Video Debut And She's Just Too Precious

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A tiny, and very wrinkly, female baby baboon has been born at San Diego Zoo in California.


The small addition to the monkey habitat was caught on film by keepers snuggling up with mum Daphne, exploring, and trying to play.

Posting the video to Facebook, San Diego Zoo said, “It's a girl! Mother Daphne and the rest of the Hamadryas baboon troop welcomed a new addition."

It's a girl! Mother Daphne and the rest of the Hamadryas baboon troop welcomed a new addition. Come see her monkey around in Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks.

The adorable video of the baby monkey now has more than 10,000 views.

On Instagram, the zoo writes,

"It's a girl! Mother Daphne and the rest of the Hamadryas baboon troop welcomed a new addition. Come see her monkey around in Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks. Once revered by Ancient Egyptians as representatives of the Egyptian god of learning, #hamadryasbaboons are also referred to as Sacred Baboons. These hardy Old World monkeys display complex social behaviors, and can live in troops of several hundred individuals."

Viewers couldn't help but comment on just how adorable it all was.

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The baby female, who has not yet been named, is part of the Hamadryas baboon species, which is the northernmost of all baboon species.

Native to parts of eastern and northern Africa, the Hamadryas baboon is often nicknamed sacred baboon due to its roles in ancient Egyptian religion.

If you're an admirer of the adorable, the zoo's social media channels have plenty of other videos for you to "awww" at.

Like Tony the hippo.

Or these adorable meerkats.


Or Wu the panda.



And then there's this thing. Apparently, it's called a tapir. I just know it's too darn cute.



No matter your animal fancy, The San Diego Zoo has got you covered.

A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.