Baby monkey births ignite Banham Zoo celebrations

Infant red titi monkey born at Banham Zoo.
Infant red titi monkey born at Banham Zoo.

Banham Zoo has stated its pride in its breeding programme for endangered species following the births of two baby primates within two weeks of each other.

Keepers celebrated after discovering the birth of a coppery red titi monkey infant –the first time the zoo had bred this species – early last month, just nine days before another birth, this time of a female black-headed spider monkey.

A statement from Banham Zoo read: “The zoo is justly proud of its breeding record with many of the animals in its care.

“Banham will be relaying the news of the births to the respective coordinators for each species now and hope that both births will help to ensure the continued survival and conservation of both species in its care.”

For more information about the zoo’s breeding initiatives, see www.banhamzoo.co.uk