Baby Monkey Born At Zoo Boise

Jun 18, 2013

Zoo Boise has a new addition, a baby black-crested mangabey monkey.  The male monkey was born earlier this month to his parents Murphy and Betty.  This is the first mangabey monkey to be born at Zoo Boise.

Mom Betty carries the baby upside down, which is normal for mangabey mothers.  She turns the baby right side up when he nurses.  The baby clings to mom’s belly until he gets older, then he’ll ride on mom’s back.

Black-crested mangabeys come from central Africa.  They are related to baboons.  These monkeys get their name from the black hairs that form a crest on top of their heads. 

You can see the new baby monkey at Zoo Boise. 

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