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Children’s zoo welcomes new baby female monkey, male Lemur

June 2, 2017 GMT

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo has welcomed two new primates.

A female baby de Brazza’s monkey was born at the zoo on April 27, according to a news release Friday. Now a month old, she can be seen staying close to her mother around the exhibit.

“Because of the mother’s protectiveness and tendency to keep her baby in a corner, she has been aptly given the name ‘Baby,’ in reference to the movie Dirty Dancing,” the news release said.

de Brazza’s monkeys are native to the wetlands of central Africa.

Also new at the zoo is Hercules, a male baby Ring-Tailed Lemur, born on May 7 to parents Kyna and Ombi.

Ring-tailed lemurs are an endangered species native to the African island of Madagascar. Although they live mainly on the ground, they are very comfortable moving around in treetops.

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