Two New Arrivals in Time for Christmas

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Two New Arrivals in Time for Christmas

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Dublin Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a white-crowned mangabey and a Sulawesi crested macaque just in time for Christmas.

The healthy white-crowned mangabey baby was born in the African Plains on the 27th November. The new arrival weighs 350 grams. The gender is unknown to keepers at present because the mother keeps the baby very close.

Team leader Helen Clarke-Bennett, at Dublin Zoo said: “We’re delighted with the baby mangabeys progress and how it has been bonding with its mother. The baby joins a troop of eight white-crowned mangabeys, three of which are under three years of age, so the new arrival will have plenty of playmates to grow and develop with.”

There is also cause to celebrate on Macaque Island where a Sulawesi crested macaque was born on 5th of December. It joins a troop of 17 macaques and is feeding well from its mother - which it will do for up to a year.

 

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