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Monkey Baby Boom at the Dallas Zoo



    Monkey Baby Boom at the Dallas Zoo
    Dallas Zoo
    Baby mandrill with its mom (left) and baby titi monkey with its dad (right).

    There's a monkey baby boom going on at the Dallas Zoo!

    A baby mandrill was born on Friday to first time parents, Milo and Saffron.

    The new baby is the first at the zoo in 24 years.

    Mandrills are the world's largest monkeys and are close relatives of baboons.

    And on March 11, a titi monkey was born.

    This is the eighth baby for parents, Cory and Bolivia.

    The new babies won't be named until their sex can be determined. The zoo's veterinary team says the babies appear healthy, but they'll have to wait until the animals have more time to settle in before they can administer health exams.

    There were two other primate births at the zoo recently: a colobus monkey named Anna and a male chimpanzee named Mshindi, who was born in January.