The Dallas Zoo has a new resident -- George, a chimpanzee from Tennessee.
George, a boy of just 11 years, is fitting in nicely with his troopmates and has already made a close friend in Kirk.
"The two were fast friends and have spent a lot of time together, but he's also pretty fond of Margaret," zookeepers said.
George made the move to Texas from Zoo Knoxville on a breeding recommendation from The Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan.
The Species Survival Plan is a conservation and breeding program that helps ensure genetic diversity for the survival of endangered species.
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The zoo said George is still getting acclimated to his new home, but guests may soon see him visiting the habitat more often as he gets settled in.