Belfast Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a tiny titi monkey!
The zoo has been home to red titi monkeys since 2010 when mother, Inca, and father, Aztec, arrived from London Zoo and Blackpool Zoo.
They welcomed daughter, Maya, in July 2011 and with the latest arrival, Belfast Zoo is now home to four red titi monkeys.
Red titi monkeys are found in South American rainforests and are an unusual primate as they are monogamous and mate for life.
Aztec and Inca can often be seen sitting or sleeping with their tails intertwined. It will, however, be Aztec who has his hands full with the new arrival as male titi monkeys play an active role in the parenting, often carrying and caring for the young.
Zoo manager, Mark Challis, is delighted with the recent arrival, “2013 is already proving to be an exciting year for Belfast Zoo, with the birth of our Linne’s two-toed sloth and the arrival of our red titi monkey. The whole team is excited about what the new year has to bring!”
You can support the care of Belfast Zoo’s red titi monkeys by taking part in the animal adoption scheme.
For more information visit www.belfastzoo.co.uk/adoptions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 028 9077 6277 extension 229.