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PHOTOS: Baby Angolan colobus monkey at Bronx Zoo

A baby Angolan colobus monkey was born last month at the Bronx Zoo.

bronx zoo Angolan Colobus monkey A baby boy Angolan colobus monkey was born at the Bronx Zoo last month.
Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society

A baby Angolan colobus monkey was born last month at the Bronx Zoo.

The baby boy joins four other colobus monkeys at the zoo, which is run by the Wildlife Conservation Society. He is at the zoo with his parents and a young female colobus monkey.

The baby, who has not yet been named, was born in the Congo Gorilla Forest at the Bronx Zoo.Angolan colobus monkeys are arboreal — meaning they live in trees — and their small bodies and long tails help them move around treetops in search of food. In the wild, they reside in thick jungle ecosystems.

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bronx zoo Angolan Colobus monkey Angolan colobus monkeys aren't considered endangered but their habitats are threatened, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society

The monkeys are native to northern Angola and parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo. They can also be found in Tanzania and Kenya. Though the Angolan colobus monkey population isn't considered endangered, they are threatened by habitat loss from deforestation and agriculture, according tot the WCS.

If you go:

-- The Bronx Zoo is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and until 5:30 p.m. April to October. The zoo is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m November to March.

-- Adults: $16.95, children (3 to 12 years old) $12.95, children under 3 are free, seniors (65 years or older) are $14.95.

-- Click here for more information or call 718-367-1010.

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