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Baby Angolan Colobus monkey born at Lake Superior Zoo

A baby Angolan Colobus monkey was discovered by a zookeeper on the morning of July 11.
Credit: Lake Superior Zoo
Baby Angolan Colobus monkey at Lake Superior Zoo

DULUTH, Minn. — Zoo officials are planning a gender reveal party for a new addition to the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth.

A baby Angolan Colobus monkey was discovered by a zookeeper on the morning of July 11.

The baby monkey's troop are Kero (mom), Ndizi (dad) and Kasai (big sister).

Officials say the baby is often seen clinging to Kero, while Kasai "spends time often grooming her new sibling."

Credit: Lake Superior Zoo

Zookeepers will be holding a Facebook live party on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 10:15 a.m. Both the name and gender will be announced.

The Angolan Colobus is listed as vulnerable and there are only 88 of them in zoos around the world, according to the zoo's news release. The monkeys in the wild can be found in the Congo Basin in west-central Africa.

"They typically live in troops of up to 25 but may gather in groups of over 300 animals," according to the release.

The baby Angolan Colobus monkey is currently on display with its family at the Lake Superior Zoo, which is the only zoo in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.  

When Angolan Colobus monkeys are born they are all white, but their hair partially begins to change to black after they grow past six months.

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