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Baby monkey born at Howletts Wild Animal Park

By Gazette reporter

A baby monkey is already causing mischief at Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury.

The gelada - a species similar to the baboon - is venturing out and exploring in the open topped habitat he shares with the black and white colobus monkeys.

It was born this month and is yet to be named.

Animal manager Matt Ford said: “This youngster is already strong and adventurous.

"We often see his mum holding on to his tail, to stop him disappearing or causing too much trouble.”

They are the last surviving species of a once widespread group of grass grazing primates.

The baby gelada was welcomed into the world at Howletts Wild Animal Park
The baby gelada was welcomed into the world at Howletts Wild Animal Park

Matt added: “Gelada are native to Ethiopia, and are often found in large groups, grazing on the high plateaus.”

Visitors will be able to see the baby gelada in the open topped habitat, close to the Gatehouse.

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