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OKC Zoo welcomes new furry friend

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Ruben - new chimp at OKC Zoo

Ruben - Courtesy Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Ruben – Courtesy Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahomans are known for their hospitality, so much so we have a reputation in the animal world as well. 

Ruben - Courtesy Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Ruben – Courtesy Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Meet “Ruben,” the 7-month-old chimpanzee who just arrived over the summer from a zoo in Tampa, Fla.

His mother died after giving birth and his father treated him badly so it was necessary to find this little guy a new home.

The Oklahoma City Zoo welcomed Ruben with open arms.

Since then, he’s received around-the-clock care and zoo officials tell us Ruben is fitting in nicely with his new chimp family.

So far, our zoo has had two successful chimpanzee surrogate situations.

LINK: Learn more about Ruben and the OKC Zoo

Ruben - Courtesy Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Ruben – Courtesy Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo