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Colobus monkey born at the Bronx Zoo

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Wildlife Conservation Society photo/Julie Larsen Maher Wildlife Conservation Society photo/Julie Larsen Maher
Wildlife Conservation Society photo/Julie Larsen Maher Wildlife Conservation Society photo/Julie Larsen Maher
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The Bronx Zoo has welcomed an addition to the Congo Gorilla Forest with the birth of a male Angolan colobus monkey, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. The zoo now has five colobus monkeys.

The species is native to the jungles of Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Kenya, WCS said.

Baby colobus monkeys are born all white but begin changing into their adult color at about three months, according to the WCS.

Back in March and April, two western lowland gorillas were born at the Congo Gorilla Forest.

The Wildlife Conservation Society's mission is to protect wildlife and wild places around the world through science, conservation, and education programs and its network of zoos and aquarium in New York City.

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