Kansas City Zoo welcomes Gracie, a female baby chimpanzee

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -

The Kansas City Zoo has a new arrival.

The zoo announced Friday that a female chimpanzee named Gracie was born earlier in the week to 21-year-old Teetoo.

Gracie is Teetoo's first baby. Teetoo and her twin sister, Teeoni, came to Kansas City from the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas, in 2003.

It will be several weeks before visitors get to see the new chimp, which is bonding with its mother behind the scenes.

Gracie is the third chimp born at the Kansas City Zoo in as many years. The zoo now has 13 chimpanzees.

Ruw, a female chimpanzee born at the zoo last year, went on public display Friday. She was rejected by her mother and had to be hand raised by zookeepers.

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