Printer Friendly

This baby is a real howler... Creatures Features OUR FRIENDS AT DUDLEY ZOO BRING US ALL THE LATEST NEWS.

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.
COPYRIGHT 2013 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2013 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Apr 9, 2013
Previous Article:WIN tickets to Shaolin Monks acrobatic show! Chipper Club.
Next Article:A different view of life in Birmingham.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters