Chester Zoo Celebrates The Arrival Of A Sulawesi Crested Macaque Baby
June 03, 2023
Conservationists at Chester Zoo are celebrating the birth of a rare Sulawesi crested macaque monkey – one of the world’s most endangered primates.
The new arrival, who is yet to be sexed or named, was born on 16 May to proud new mum Rumple and dad Mamassa.
In the wild the charismatic primates face numerous threats including habitat loss as a result of deforestation, illegal logging and the expansion of farming land, as well as hunting and the illegal pet trade.
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