Newborn bearded monkey delights keepers and visitors on its public debut at German zoo

(18 Apr 2024)
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Cologne, Germany – 18 April 2024
1. Various of bearded monkey infant and its mother Medini in zoo enclosure
2. Wide of enclosure
3. Bearded monkey infant and his mother, zoom out to father "Obi" sitting nearby
STORYLINE:
A zoo in western Germany on Thursday presented its latest animal addition: a newborn bearded monkey.

Proud mother Medini gave birth to her as yet unnamed baby at the zoo in Cologne on March 14.

Keepers said Medini was 15-years-old when she gave birth, while the father was named as 12-year-old Obi.

The couple’s little bundle of fun has been developing optimally and is clearly visible to visitors, they added.

Bearded monkeys are considered one of the rarest primate species on Earth, threatened mostly by deforestation.

AP video by Daniel Niemann

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