Lincoln Park Zoo’s New Baby Colobus Monkey

Lincoln Park Zoo announced Thursday that Kutaka, a 12-year-old black-and-white colobus monkey, had given birth on Christmas. The baby joins 23-year-old father Keanjaha and 15-month-old sister Nairobi in the family, along with two adult aunts. The zoo is clearly having as much success with its Black-and-White Colobus Species Survival Plan as it has with its similar breeding program for red pandas. It’s hoping to add a female polar bear to the freshly arrived Siku this winter to initiate another species survival plan as well.

 

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