Twycross Zoo has a new arrival - a rare Woolley monkey.
The baby, born on June 10, marks a return to the zoo’s roots. Founder Molly Badham bought a Woolley monkey for £35 from rival Sutton Coldfield pet shop owner Nathalie Evans in 1949, beginning a long-lasting partnership between the women and their primate collection.
The new baby will be dependent on his mother Djoi for the first few months, then will gradually move on to a vegetable diet.
Woolley monkeys are an endangered species. They come from South America, where they live in the undisturbed humid forests in the Andes. They also range from Columbia and Central Brazil to eastern Ecuador and Peru. These monkeys mostly live in the trees.