Zoo Babies: Meet baby Kesi, the cutest new addition to the Denver Zoo

Welcome to AOL Lifestyle's Zoo Babies, which profiles the newest and most adorable additions to zoos across America. From a baby sloth named Wookiee to a rambunctious baby tiger named Carlie, these zoo babies will fulfill your daily dose of cuteness.  

The Denver Zoo is heaven for baby animal lovers! 

Last week, we met Wookiee, the latest addition to the zoo's sloth family. And now, we're meeting Kesi, who joined the mandrill family about seven weeks ago. Her birth was actually captured on security camera, which you can see in the video above! 

"Kesi is wildly independent," explained Becky Sturges, lead primate keeper at the Denver Zoo. "She is trying her hardest to get away from mom and to experience the world on her own. Mom is a little protective and is holding on tight to her." Next up is learning how to forage food on her own and developing a more adult diet.

See more of the zoo's newest addition in this week's Zoo Babies video and how much she's grown over the past few months, including her changing colors!  

Incredible pictures of mandrill monkeys
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Incredible pictures of mandrill monkeys
MILWAUKEE - JULY 31: A Mandrill sits quietly at the Milwaukee County Zoo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 31, 2018. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A Mandrill monkey enjoys a spot of food in its enclosure in the Zoo Berlin on March 18, 2018. The German capital experienced a late icy blast and tempratures plummeted to sub zero as the spring was put on hold. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
ZOOLóGICO DE MADRID, MADRID, SPAIN - 2018/01/09: A baby Mandrill called 'Obi' pictured in his enclosure at Madrid zoo. He was born on October 6, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Sanz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
A newborn baby mandrill plays next to its mother on August 17, 2017 at the zoological park in Amneville, eastern France. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN (Photo credit should read JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)
A mandrill holds her newborn baby on August 17, 2017 at the zoological park in Amneville, eastern France. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN (Photo credit should read JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)
A mandrill takes a rest in the shade during a hot summer day at the Zoo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
Papio sphinx. Mandrill. (Photo by: Andrea Innocenti/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
A mandrill refreshes with ice made of frozen sunflower seeds, corn and strawberry on July 23, 2013 at the La Fleche zoo, western France. Keepers at the zoo prepare cold treats for animals to give them respite from the hot weather. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Mandrill "Napo" yawns in his enclosure at the zoo in Dresden, eastern Germany, on March 12, 2013. After the birth of his son "Tacari", Napo's troop counts now six monkeys. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIAS HIEKEL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read MATTHIAS HIEKEL/AFP/Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Zoologischer Garten Berlin / Mandrill mit Jungtier (Photo by Olaf Wagner/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - APRIL 05: A mandrill at the Bioparco zoological garden on April 5, 2012 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Mandrill, Mandrillus sphinx (Photo by Dagmar Scherf/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
A mandril licks from a large icecream in a zoo in Rhenen, on August 6, 2009. The animals in the zoo were treated to cold ice to cool them down, with temperatures reaching 29 degrees Celcius. AFP PHOTO/ANP ROBIN UTRECHT netherlands out - belgium out (Photo credit should read ROBIN UTRECHT/AFP/Getty Images)
A four-week-old mandrill baby eats a fruit in their enclosure on March 20, 2009 at Munich's zoo Tierpark Hellabrunn, during its presentation to the public after it was born on last February 17 to 16-year-old male mandrill "Pablo" and his 10-year-old mother "Zora". Mandrills are primates, and recognized by their colourful faces. AFP PHOTO DDP/ JOERG KOCH GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read JOERG KOCH/AFP/Getty Images)
A Mandrill Monkey enjoys a fruit ice lolly at The South Lakes Animal Park in Dalton in the Lake District as temperatures reached the 70s. (Photo by Owen Humphreys - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - MAY 08: Mandrill standing on a rock (Mandrillus sphinx) (Photo by DEA / C.DANI / I.JESKE/De Agostini via Getty Images)
Denver, Colo., April 17, 2003 -- Keepers at the Denver Zoo put colored eggs into the Mandrill habitat Thursday morning. D.J., a male, eats a nut treat contained in a plastic egg he found. The "Mandrill egg hunt" was staged by the zoo to promote the annual Zoobillee. The mandrill is a monkey, not an ape. Photo by Brian Brainerd (Photo By Brian Brainerd/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Image of a mandrill sitting in a cage in the Lincoln Park Zoo, located in the Lincoln Park community area of Chicago, Illinois, 1929. (Photo by Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection/Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)

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