An toddler has been born within the group of yellow-breasted capuchin monkeys at Amersfoort Zoo in The Netherlands. “If you happen to look intently, you’ll be able to see a small monkey sitting on the mom’s neck,” says animal caretaker Marianne Spies. “The younger are doing nicely and are already wanting round curiously to find the world.”
The capuchin monkey was born after a gestation interval of six months. “The primary 12 months the younger drink with the mom. Over time, it additionally eats increasingly usually with the opposite animals and it begins to style and uncover every part,” says Marianne. “Now the toddler remains to be clinging to mom, however progressively it is going to go on adventures increasingly usually and clamber by means of the timber by itself. The younger learns by wanting intently on the grownup yellow-breasted capuchin monkeys and imitating them. After all, the remainder of the group of capuchin monkeys additionally retains an in depth eye on the younger.”
Yellow-breasted capuchin monkeys are among the many high 25 most endangered monkey species on the earth. This monkey species lives within the wild within the tropical rainforests of Brazil, however many timber on this habitat are minimize down. Consequently, their residing atmosphere is getting smaller and smaller. Additionally, many individuals stay on this space, making it tougher for the monkeys to achieve one another. To make this potential once more, rope bridges have been made. This makes it simpler for the yellow-breasted capuchin monkeys to stroll in direction of one another within the wild. “In our park the capuchin monkeys additionally journey over rope bridges to cross the water to their out of doors enclosure. If you’re fortunate, you’ll move underneath these monkeys in your bicycle boat”, Marianne advises. The younger and the remainder of the group may be admired across the Expedition river in DierenPark Amersfoort .