Monday, May 11, 2009

Monkey Birth Celebrated At Highland Wildlife Park

monkey birthHighland Wildlife Park in Kingussie is celebrating the birth of a baby snow monkey.

This is the first baby to be born at the park since snow monkeys were introduced to the animal collection nearly two years ago. The baby, born on April 15, is a female and has been named Aimi by the keepers. Her name comes from a combination of the Japanese words for love and beauty.

Douglas Richardson, animal collection manager, said: “The birth and successful rearing of this baby monkey is the confirmation we were looking for that tells us that we now have a cohesive, established group of monkeys. Aimi is also the most precocious macaque baby I have ever seen and she is already trying to wander short distances from her mother.”

Full story here.

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