San Diego Zoo welcomes baby De Brazza’s Monkey, a first in 26 years

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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Zoo has welcomed a brand new baby — a baby De Brazza’s monkey. The birth is notable not only because of the cuteness factor, but because it’s the first De Brazza’s monkey to be born at the Zoo in 26 years.

Guests at the San Diego Zoo may see the De Brazza’s monkeys—including the infant—at their Lost Forest habitat.
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 14, 2023) —A De Brazza’s monkey was born Oct. 28 to parents Lillie and Augustus, and it is the first De Brazza’s monkey born at the Zoo in 26 years. Photo: Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

The baby De Brazza’s monkey was born on Oct. 28 to parents Lillie and Augustus, the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance announced Wednesday.

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SAN DIEGO (Nov. 14, 2023) —A De Brazza’s monkey was born Oct. 28 to parents Lillie and Augustus, and it is the first De Brazza’s monkey born at the Zoo in 26 years. The little primate, whose gender has not yet been determined, can be seen holding tightly to its very attentive mother’s chest while they bond.
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 14, 2023) —A De Brazza’s monkey was born Oct. 28 to parents Lillie and Augustus, and it is the first De Brazza’s monkey born at the Zoo in 26 years. The little primate, whose gender has not yet been determined, can be seen holding tightly to its very attentive mother’s chest while they bond.

In the next few weeks, the baby monkey is expected to start walking and climbing, the wildlife alliance stated in the announcement.

De Brazza’s monkeys are native to central Africa; they typically live in trees near water. At the San Diego Zoo, you can find the monkeys in the Lost Forest Habitat.

According to the wildlife alliance, the baby monkey’s gender has not yet been determined. It will also stay close to its mother until sometime around its first birthday.

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The San Diego Zoo is no stranger to noteworthy births. Back in June 2023, a baby Red Panda was born for the first time in nearly 20 years. In July 2023, two Sumatran tiger cubs were born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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