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ASHEBORO, N.C.-- The NC Zoo officials proudly announced Friday that a new addition was born there last week.

A baby baboon was born on April 9. Zoo keepers said both mother and baby are already on exhibit and doing well. The gender of the baby baboon is unknown at this time.

According to its records, the N.C. Zoo is home to the largest troop of hamadryas baboons in the country. There are 20 hamadryas baboons at the zoo.

Some other new additions at the zoo this year include an otter pup, three cougar kittens and a sitatunga.

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Three cougar kittens rescued after losing their mother to an Oregon hunter on Monday began the introduction process to their exhibit at the North Carolina Zoo.

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