Colobus Monkey Born At Maryland Zoo | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Colobus Monkey Born At Maryland Zoo

Play associated audio
A baby black and white colobus, born March 8, 2006, clings to his mother's fur at the Central Park Zoo in New York.
AP Photo/Mary Schwalm
A baby black and white colobus, born March 8, 2006, clings to his mother's fur at the Central Park Zoo in New York.

Two black-and-white colobus monkeys at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore are now parents. The baby monkey was born Saturday and is the first for two of the zoo's colobus monkeys, 14-year-old Keri and 19-year-old Bisi. The baby's gender isn't yet known.

Distinguished by their black bodies and long white tails, colobus monkeys are from the forests of equatorial Africa, but because they are hunted for meat and fur, and because of the loss of their forest habitat, the monkeys are in decline.

The zoo now has four colobus monkeys: two adult females, an adult male and the new infant.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 23

You can see a play and hear music made famous by film.

NPR

Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.
NPR

Democrat Climate Activist Is Election's Biggest Donor — That We Know Of

Activist Tom Steyer has spent an astonishing $58 million this election cycle. He says he wants leaders in Washington who will take climate change seriously.
NPR

Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off His Mandarin Chinese Skills

The Facebook co-founder and CEO spoke at Tsinghua University in Beijing for about 30 minutes. In Mandarin. His audience liked it.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.