Chimp Maisie’s Introduction to Surrogate Mom, Abby QUESTION #2: Why is it important that chimp Maisie meets her surrogate mom as soon as possible? #chimp #babychimp #chimpanzee #endangered #conservation #maisie #amazingmaisie #surrogate #introduction #zoo #savingspecies #zooborns #maryland #baltimore #qanda #animalfacts #amazinganimals

After weeks of being hand-raised by our professional care team, baby chimp Maisie is almost ready for her introduction to surrogate mom, Abby. Find out what it takes for this introduction to happen through our Q&A takeover today. QUESTION #1: How will chimp Maisie and surrogate mom Abby first meet? #chimp #babychimp #chimpanzee #endangered #conservation #maisie #amazingmaisie #surrogate #introduction #zoo #savingspecies #zooborns #maryland #baltimore #qanda #animalfacts #amazinganimals

The first four penguin chicks of this breeding season have been named! ICYMI: This season’s chicks are being named for gemstones because endangered African penguins are precious & rare. 💎🐧 #conservation #savingspecies #penguins #africanpenguin #endangeredspecies #endangered #gems #gemstones #diamond #pearl #onyx #topaz #zoo #baltimore

Leaping lemur lugging leaves looks lengthily at...? This wide-eyed sifaka could sure use a good caption! [📷: Danielle R.] #lemur #sifaka #lemursofinstagram #captionthis #caption #zoo #marylandzoo #baltimore #amazinganimals #funnyanimals #primate #endangeredspecies #endangered

Endangered species like African penguins are precious and rare, so we're naming this season's precious penguin chicks after gemstones! In partnership with ...

Endangered species like African penguins are precious and rare, so we're naming this season's precious penguin chicks after gemstones! In partnership with @smythjewelers, we gave our penguin ambassadors some sparkly, shiny enrichment to help choose a name for the first hatchling of this breeding season. 💎 #endangeredspecies #africanpenguin #penguinsofinstagram #penguin #savingspecies #gemstones #preciousgems #conservation #zoo #name #marylandzoo #baltimore #maryland #Smyth #smythjewelers #diamond

Physical interactions are a big part of life in a chimpanzee troop. Chimp youngsters Lola and Violet are practicing their rough-and-tumble social skills with ...

Physical interactions are a big part of life in a chimpanzee troop. Chimp youngsters Lola and Violet are practicing their rough-and-tumble social skills with occasional refereeing from Violet's mom Raven 😃. #chimp #chimpanzee #playtime #animal #marylandzoo #allforanimals

This #PurpleFriday, adopt Rise & Conquer, the official mascots of the Baltimore Ravens! You will have the pride of being both a true @ravens fan and an avid animal supporter. Visit our story to adopt them now! 💜 #ravensflock #baltimore #baltimoreravens #football #ravensnation #baltimoreproud #playoffs #purple #zoo #raven #adopt #support #animals #birdsofinstagram #maryland

Field trips, virtual field trips, virtual ZOOmobiles, and more...there's so much to learn at the Zoo! See more: https://www.marylandzoo.org/learn/