New Arrival at Dublin Zoo!

Posted: 06/06/2013 in Blog, News
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Dublin Zoo‘s latest adorable little addition has finally been seen! A new baby White Faced Saki Monkey will be taking up residence in the South American House for the forseeable future.

White Faced Saki clutching to its mother (image: Patrick Bolger Photography/Dublin Zoo)

White Faced Saki clutching to its mother (image: Patrick Bolger Photography/Dublin Zoo)

The little bundle of fur, who at the moment does not have a name, was born on the 30th of April and at the moment weighs approximately 150 grams. Currently, he will stay close to and under the watchful eye of mammy but within a few months he will be playing & swinging about his new home and getting up to lots of monkey business.

An Adult White Faced Saki

An Adult White Faced Saki

The White Faced Saki (Pithecia pithecia)  is normally found in the Tropical rainforests of South America and lives on a diet of mostly fruits but sometimes nuts, seeds and insects too.

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