And while the song, The 12 Days of Christmas, first published in England in 1780 as a chant, starts on Christmas Day, the announcement of the Bae’s started 12 days prior to Christmas Eve.
The first Bae was baby vervet Mae. Now four weeks old, Mae has been successfully integrated with two younger vervet monkeys and “loves looking after her younger siblings”, according to Crow primate officer Tayla Hawkins.
Number two was Harper, a two-week-old baboon who loves her milk and teddy bear.
The third baby was a tiny wagtail bird found on the ground with no parents in sight, but which is now doing well and enjoys feeding time.