Baby snow monkey gets warm reception at Minnesota Zoo

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 5, 2011 - 7:40 PM

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One of the Minnesota Zoo's more popular exhibits just got a little more populated.

The zoo in Apple Valley announced Wednesday the birth of a snow monkey late last month.

The Minnesota Zoo is just one of nine in the United States with snow monkeys.

The mother, Yumoto, is keeping her baby close, so a determination of the newborn's gender has yet to be made.

This is the zoo's eighth successful snow monkey birth since 2005. There are now 20 in the exhibit.

Snow monkeys, also called macaques, are native to the Far East. They are distinguished by their reddish faces, whiskers and long, dense brown fur.


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