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12th Dec 2013

Picture: Meet the Newest Arrival to Dublin Zoo

Meet the newest arrival to the zoo!

Everybody saw aaaaw!

There are few things on this earth more likely to make you feel warm and fuzzy than baby animals, so for your cuteness fix today check out the latest arrival to Dublin Zoo. The zoo has today announced the birth of a female white crowned mangabey. The baby, born on 11thNovember, is the latest arrival at the Zoo and weighs a healthy 400 grams. The yet-to-be named infant is the third infant born to Tema and Danso. With a strong relationship between mother and infant the new arrival is settling in well.

Helen Clarke-Bennet, team leader from the African Plains says “We are very proud of the new mangabey arrival at Dublin Zoo. This is Tema’s third baby and she is a fantastic mum. She takes everything in her stride and Danso is a very protective dad. The new arrival will stay close to her mother for about a year but will eventually become more independent.

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White crowned mangabeys are listed as endangered in the wild by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list because their population is decreasing rapidly. Dublin Zoo is one of twelve zoos in Europe participating in a breeding programme and has a very successful breeding record with 18 white crowned mangabeys born at the Zoo in the last 10 of years.