- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is welcoming the birth of an Angolan colobus monkey.

Zoo officials said in a statement that the monkey was born May 27, making the infant the first Angolan colobus born at the zoo.

The monkey is also the first for its mother, Moshi, and the sixth for father, Andy. Zoo officials say baby’s name and gender will be announced soon.

Angolan colobus monkeys are native to the dense rainforest of the Congo and have a black coat and face with a mantle of long white hair and a white tip on their tails.

However, zoo officials say the newborns are born solid white and their coats gradually change during the first six months of life.


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