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2nd Angolan Colobus Monkey Born at Duluth Zoo

Posted at: 08/15/2013 10:45 AM
Updated at: 08/15/2013 10:47 AM


Photo: Lake Superior Zoo

The Lake Superior Zoo is welcoming another animal into the family.

A second Angolan Colobus monkey was born on July 16. The baby is the offspring of Kero, and 11-year-old female, and Kramer, and 18-year-old male.

According to Director of Zoo Operations, Peter Pruett these are significant births...since the Angolan Colobus captive population is aging with limited births in the past few years.

"It's always great to see cute fun babies at the zoo. However it's especially rewarding when they are part of Association of Zoos and Aquariums' effort to preserve captive and wild populations" Pruett said in a news release.

The zoo said after three months of age the monkeys begin transitioning to their adult coat, consisting of mainly long black fur with long white fur surrounding the face, trimming the tops of the shoulders and very tip of the tail.