(Albany, Ga.) - Chehaw Wild Animal Park is proud to announce the birth of the latest addition to the Black and White Colobus Monkey family. The baby was found during a morning routine check on July 5.
The mother and baby were taken off the exhibit to ensure the baby was doing well, and has since been reunited with its family on the exhibit. This is the third successful birth of this species at the park, which was recommended by the Association of Zoo and Aquariums' Black and White Colobus Species Survival Plan.
This plan pairs up animals for breeding with the goal of maintaining a genetically healthy captive population.
Colobus babies, like this one, are born white and gradually change to their characteristic black and white coloring as adults. The gender of the baby is still uncertain at this stage of development.
The baby monkey can be seen on exhibit with the family group where its older brother and sister show interest in interacting with and holding their newest sibling.
ABOUT THE PARKS AT CHEHAW
Featuring one of only two zoos in Georgia accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Chehaw also includes a BMX bicycle race track, 18-hole disc golf course, Wild Trail for walkers and runners and one of the largest playgrounds in the state.
Chehaw hosts special events throughout the year, like the Native American Cultural Festival in the spring, Swamp Stomp Summer Camps in the summer and Festival of Lights during the holidays. Chehaw offers one of the area's finest facilities for events such as weddings, family reunions and birthday parties.