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Baby Angolan Colobus Born at Lake Superior Zoo

Updated: November 15, 2019 10:44 PM

The population at the Lake Superior Zoo just grew by one. The zoo announced a baby Angolan Colobus monkey was born this week. 

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"Both mom and baby are doing extremely well," Dave Thompson said. He's the Director of Animal Management. "This is a special moment for us." They'll find out later if its a boy or a girl.

This is the second baby for mom, Kero. It's a first for the dad, Ndizi. But the two won't share parenting duties. "The role that the male plays in raising the infant, is zero. He is interested in the baby. But the mom is the sole provider, providing all the care. And she actually gets annoyed with Ndizi if he gets in the way," Thompson said.

Angolan Colobus monkeys are considered species survival program animals. It's about conservation. Thompson said there are only 95 Colobus monkeys in zoological facilities.

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