Baby Colombian black-headed spider monkey born at Chester Zoo

A baby Colombian black-headed spider monkey has been born at Chester Zoo, one of the most visited wildlife attractions in the UK.

The Colombian black-headed spider monkey is considered vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The monkey is a subspecies of the black-headed spider monkey, whose habitat covers southwestern Colombia to eastern Panama. Due to deforestation, human hunting and illegal trafficking, the primate is at risk of extinction. Deputy Curator of Mammals, and primatology expert at the zoo, Dr Nick Davis, said that the newcomer is a great addition to the international breeding program for the species.

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