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Port Lympne animal park welcomes baby drill monkey

An adorable baby monkey has been born at a Kent wild animal park.

The drill monkey, named Nyombe, can now be seen by visitors after being welcomed to Port Lympne in Hythe at the end of last month.

She was born to mum Khari and dad Nebosja, and was the ninth successful birth at the park.

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Baby drill monkey, Nyombe
Baby drill monkey, Nyombe

The arrival created excitement at Port Lympne, as drill monkeys are among Africa's most endangered mammals.

Park-keepers say Nyombe, being new and very sweet, is the centre of her group's attention with all the adult females longing to take turns to hold her and all the other kids trying to play with her.

However, they are going to have to be patient because she is too young to let go of her mum for long.

Khari is said to be an excellent mother and always keeps a close eye on Nyombe to see that she does not stray too far - despite her other baby Tongo also vying for his mother's attention.

For more information about opening times and entry prices, visit the park's website.

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