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WATCH: Baby chimpanzee laughs for first time at Maryland Zoo

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A baby chimpanzee was caught on camera laughing for the first time at The Maryland Zoo on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (Courtesy: The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore)

BALTIMORE (SBG) — A baby chimpanzee was caught on camera laughing for the first time at The Maryland Zoo.

The adorable video was posted to the zoo's Facebook page and shows a staff member gently tickling baby chimpanzee, "Maisie." Towards the end of the video Maisie finally lets out a quiet laugh.

Zoo staff explained that baby chimpanzees typically begin laughing around 12 to 16 weeks old.

"Making a play face and laughing is a natural chimp behavior and a milestone chimp babies typically reach between 12 to 16 weeks," zoo staff wrote on Facebook.

The video ends with Maisie hugging a baby toy with a big smile on her face.




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