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Science and the Environment

Baby Colobus Monkey Born at Dickerson Park Zoo

There’s a new baby at Dickerson Park Zoo.  A black and white colobus monkey was born Wednesday.  The exhibit is open to the public, but zoo officials say the mom will likely choose to stay out of site in the indoor area.

According to the zoo, Colobus monkeys are born with their eyes open and weigh approximately one pound.

Both the mother and baby are doing well.  The gender has yet to be determined.  

Black and white colobus monkeys are native to central and east Africa., according to the zoo. Babies are born with white fur and acquire the distinguishing adult coloring between 4 and 12 months.