Baby Colobus Monkey Born at Prague Zoo

Baby Colobus Monkey Born at Prague Zoo

It resembles a baby lamb, but the Prague Zoo’s newest resident will grow into a sleek black & white colobus monkey.

While colobus infants are born completely white, the tree-bound primates soon develop a mostly-black coat characterized by a streak of long white hair, giving them a slightly skunk-like appearance.



The young calf was born over the weekend to 13-year-old mother Lucie, who thoroughly cleaned & fed the baby shortly after birth.

Colobus monkeys are a communal species, Prague Zoo writes on their website, and within a few hours the newborn was shared with other members of the family, including its older siblings. 

Zoo visitors can already observer the new family in action at the spacious tree-filled enclosure nicknamed Water World and Monkey Islands.

The young primate is the latest in a series of celebrated births at Prague Zoo, following a newborn elephant, hippo, gorilla, and giraffe earlier this year.

In 2015, the Zoo was ranked by Tripadvisor as the fourth best in the world


Dave Park

David Park was born and raised in Baltimore and has been living in the Czech Republic since 2009 after studying journalism in Prague. No stranger to controversial topics, feel free to comment on his articles and let him know how you *really* feel.

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