On the grounds of the Newquay Zoo, an ape has given birth. A white-throated capuchin is the primate in discussion.
Capuchins with white throats are found in Central and South America. Mother Irazu and father Zaito also gave birth to a child. Benito and Baru, the baby’s older brothers, are his siblings. The newborn has yet to be named, and the gender is unclear, according to the zoo’s press statement.
Furthermore, the infant is clinging to its mother’s back. This will be the case for the next three months. This is the typical age at which the infant is ready to leave the nest. For a primate, the white-throated capuchin grows slowly. For the first few years, it will be cared for by its mother. As a result, the mother will be extremely protective of her children throughout this time.
The zoo in Newquay is enthusiastic about the new arrival. The monkey family is said to be in good health by the zoo staff. They also think the mother has a lot of experience. After all, she has already cared for the baby’s siblings.
According to Daniele Wilkins, the zoo will determine the baby’s gender as it grows older. As a result, they will be able to give it a name. At the Newquay Zoo, Daniele Wilkins is the senior primate keeper.
The zoo’s website now features a page dedicated to the white-throated capuchin. The monkey is an omnivore, which means it eats everything. This is comparable to the behavior of other primate subspecies. The majority of its food consists of fruits, leaves, invertebrates, and insects. The zoo feeds them based on their dietary requirements. Invertebrates are, of course, an important part of their diet. This is required in order to obtain additional protein.
Surprisingly, primates have a high level of intelligence. The use of tools in the outdoors is a common occurrence. They use them for two reasons: fighting and food sourcing. They have even been known to self-medicate. The monkey has been seen rubbing specific plants on its body as a type of herbal medication, according to the zoo. Wow!
This monkey is unquestionably ahead of his time!