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Hogle Zoo has New Baby Monkey

Hogle Zoo has New Baby Monkey



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Hogle Zoo has a new baby monkey to join Toledo, Hank and their daughter Macari.

Kalyn McKenzie, the zoo's primate keeper, says the baby and mother are healthy and doing well as they bond.

The baby monkey is about 9 inches long and weights about one pound.

The Eastern black and white colobus monkeys are a threatened species and part of the Zoo Species Survival Plan. It's a cooperative program among zoos to maintain genetic diversity within populations of endangered animals.

Unlike other monkeys, colobus monkeys don't have thumbs.

At 20, Toledo is a mother of six, including the baby.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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