Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Colobus Monkey Born At Chehaw Animal Park

monkey bornChehaw Wild Animal Park is proud to announce the birth of the latest addition to the Black and White Colobus Monkey family. The baby was found during a morning routine check on July 5.

The mother and baby were taken off the exhibit to ensure the baby was doing well, and has since been reunited with its family on the exhibit. This is the third successful birth of this species at the park, which was recommended by the Association of Zoo and Aquariums' Black and White Colobus Species Survival Plan.

This plan pairs up animals for breeding with the goal of maintaining a genetically healthy captive population.

Colobus babies, like this one, are born white and gradually change to their characteristic black and white coloring as adults. The gender of the baby is still uncertain at this stage of development.

Full story here.

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