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DUDLEY Zoo's baby howler monkey has been meeting visitors.

Tiny Arie is the offspring of five-year-old male Dargie and mum Aryanna, aged threeand-a-half, and his birth is an important one for the zoo.

Curator Matt Lewis said: "This is the first time that Dudley Zoo has bred a black howler and we are very proud of our achievement. The baby is doing well and gaining confidence."

The youngster is still very dependent and won't be fully weaned until he is 18 months old.

Black howler monkeys are one of the largest species of primate found in Central and South America, but only the males are black in colour.

The females have blonde fur while the juveniles are also light coloured.

The howler monkey is so called because its unique call can be heard up to five kilometres away.
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