On the morning of the 1st March our keepers found female L’hoest monkey Casey cuddling up to a little bundle of joy! Mum Casey and her new baby are doing extremely well and Dad Kane is being very attentive too!  

Kane, named after Harry Kane the footballer, joined our group of L’hoest monkeys in July 2018 when the World Cup was taking place and has settled into the group very well.

This birth is extremely important to not only Colchester Zoo but also to this species which is currently classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

L’hoest monkeys have a white ruff that frames the face with distinctive deep-set orange eyes. Their bodies are black and have long legs which are grizzled with grey.

Why not see if you can spot our new arrival on your next visit at the Edge of Africa.

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