Second Angolan Colobus Monkey Born at Lake Superior Zoo

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Jackie Fallon, Lake Superior Zoo

Kero and baby

August 15, 2013 Updated Aug 15, 2013 at 11:28 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Staff at the Lake Superior Zoo have another baby on their hands as a second angolan colobus monkey is born.

The new baby monkey is the daughter of Kero and Kramer and is the second baby to be born this summer. She was born at the zoo on July 16th.

According to Director of Zoo Operations Peter Pruett these are significant births for Association of Zoos and Aquariums facilities 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 AZA’s effort to preserve captive and wild populations” says Pruett.

Staff say the young monkeys are beginning to interact with each other and can be seen on exhibit together, along with their parents.

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