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Saki Monkey youngster ventures outside!

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Colchester Zoo were delighted to welcome a new arrival on Christmas Day 2017 as Saki monkey Kachiri gave birth to a single healthy offspring!

This is Kachiri’s first time as a mum after mating with fellow Saki monkey Karlos and since the new arrival was born, they have been doing a great job looking after the youngster!

The new arrival continues to do well and is beginning to explore the outside area whilst sticking close to mum and is starting to feed on fruits and seeds.

The red-backed bearded saki monkey is currently listed on the IUCN Red List as Critically Endangered therefore this birth is brilliant news for the conservation of this species.

Saki monkeys such as our pair often move around in the higher parts of the forest canopy and spend most of the daytime travelling and feeding.

See if you can spot mum dad and our new arrival in their enclosure at Heart of the Amazon. 


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