Wednesday, February 13, 2008

London Zoo Celebrates Rare Monkey Birth

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A tiny monkey made its first public appearance today after being the first to be born in London Zoo's new rainforest biome.

Vale, a red titi monkey, was born to mother Yara and father Thiago last month, but the zoo announced the arrival today.

Zookeepers do not yet know if the baby is male or female, but came up with the name to mark the birth in time for Valentine's Day.

Staff said the baby's parents were so devoted to each other that they regularly slept with their tails entwined.

Vale spent the first weeks of life clinging to its father's back, but has now started to make short journeys alone, staff said.

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