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Tulsa Zoo welcomes new Diana monkey baby

Posted at 10:07 AM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 11:07:59-04

TULSA — The Tulsa Zoo is welcoming a new Diana monkey that was born earlier this month.

The baby monkey, which is yet to be named, is the 33rd Diana monkey to be born at the zoo.

“As the Association of Zoos & Aquariums Species Survival Plan coordinator for Diana monkeys I can tell you there are only, on average, two born in North America each year,” said zoological manager Pat Murphy. “To have one here at the Tulsa Zoo is a proud moment for our staff, and the entire community.”

Guests can view the monkey with its family group in the Conservation Center.

The monkeys are native to rainforests in western Africa, and are often found in the upper levels of forests, where they sleep among the branches.

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