Reminiscent of the ancient proverb see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil – keepers are celebrating the birth of three different types of monkey at Edinburgh Zoo, with babies being born into the goeldi’s monkey, gelada baboon and squirrel monkey troops.
Only a few inches long, this tiny little blackish brown monkey entered the world on Hogmanay and lives in Edinburgh Zoo’s “Magic Forest”. Now nearly three months old, this monkey is small but has a big playful personality with a little bit of attitude thrown in. When first born the baby monkey was hard to spot on mum and often just looked like a bit of extra dark fur, as she cuddled her new born right into herself. Now leaping around and doing lots of exploring, this baby is a fully established member of its troop and older siblings often help mum out. A small South American New World species, in the wild the goeldi’s monkey originates from the upper Amazon Basin region of Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador and Peru.