APPLE VALLEY, Minn. - Prepare for an overdose of cuteness.
The Minnesota Zoo is introducing a brand new DeBrazza monkey to the public Tuesday, a primate that was born just five days ago on April 12.
The baby does not have a name and its gender is not yet known.
This is the third baby born to Otis and Mashama, the zoo's two adult Debrazza monkeys.
The newborn is joining two siblings on exhibit.
The gestation period for a DeBrazza's female is five to six months. The young monkey will stay with its mother and nurse for one year. As it matures the monkey will start nibbling at fruit and other food at about two months of age.
Male offspring generally leave the family group when they mature at four years of age. A female will mature at about age three and remain with her family of origin.
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