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Lake Superior Zoo Announces the Second Adorable Angolan Colobus Monkey Birth

Angolan Colobus Babies at Lake Superior Zoo
Lake Superior Zoo

It’s safe to say that besides dogs, one of my favorite animals are Monkeys (David Drew’s too)!  I’m SO excited that the Lake Superior Zoo has added yet another monkey to their family and to say they’re cute is an understatement!!!  This is the second Angolan Colobus Monkey born at the Lake Superior Zoo and by the picture you can see they are best of friends!

The baby Angolan colobus was born at the Lake Superior Zoo on July 16. It’s the second birth since the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Angolan colobus Species Survival Plan (SSP) breeding recommendation. The baby is the offspring of Kero, 11 year old female and Kramer, 18 year old male.  Congrats to the proud parents!

According to Director of Zoo Operations Peter Pruett these are significant births for AZA facilities since the Angolan colobus captive population is aging with limited births in the past few years. The two offspring are the 5th and 6th born in 2013. “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” said Pruett.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the young monkeys as they are beginning to interact with each other and can be seen on exhibit together, along with their parents.

 ABOUT ANGOLAN COLOBUS MONKEYS

Angolan colobus are found in the Eastern region and Congo Basin areas of Africa. Their populations are considered stable with localized pressure from habitat destruction and the bush meat trade. Infants are born all white and weigh approximately one pound. After three months of age they begin transitioning to their adult coat, consisting of mainly long black fur with long white fur surrounding the face, trimming the tops of the shoulders and very tip of the tail.

 ABOUT LAKE SUPERIOR ZOO

The Lake Superior Zoo is open daily this summer from 10 am – 5 pm, Monday through Thursday and from 9 am – 6 pm, Friday through Sunday. For more information go to: www.LSZOO.ORG or contact the Lake Superior Zoological Society at (218) 730-4500. The zoo is located at 7210 Fremont Street in Duluth.

The barnyard contact area is open for our guests to get “up close and personal” with our 15 barnyard friends, including Lynnard the llama, Harry the miniature donkey, and Sparkle the goat. Bring your camera! The little ones are going to love it.  Woodchuck (or ground hog, if you prefer) brothers Bill and Murray will soon be on exhibit near the porcupines and prairie dogs.  The train is running, the weather is great. Get on down to the zoo!

 

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