A tufted capuchin monkey (Sapajus apella) is the newest arrival. The youngest resident of our zoo was born two weeks ago after 150 days of gestation.
Its sex is yet to be confirmed. Since the mum is an experienced mother, she is taking great care of the newborn. Our new youngster will enjoy this close contact for 9 months. The monkey was introduced to its brother, Boborjan and to the rest of the capuchin group. The arrival brings the number of tufted capuchins at the zoo to ten. From now on our visitor have a chance to meet the little baby at the Capuchin Enclosure.
Debrecen Zoo is the only one of Hungarian Zoos where capuchins were born in the last year. Capuchins are living in the Amazon basin and nearby regions and this species is listed ‘Endangered, on The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.
Source: Debrecen Zoo and Amusement Park Official Facebook Page
Photos: Zsolt Czeglédi/MTI