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Three endangered monkeys born at Trentham Gardens

These primates are traditionally found in the Mountains of Algeria and Morocco Credit: ITV News Central

Staff have welcomed the birth of three baby primates at Trentham Monkey Forest – all boys – two of which were born of the same day.

"Barbary macaques are considered an endangered species," said Primatologist and Monkey Forest Director, Sue Wiper.

“This is a lovely time of year for us. We have several babies each year but to have two in one day is unusual and exciting. We celebrate every birth as a very positive step in our conservation programme," she added.

Visitors to the forest will be able to glimpse the babies holding on to their mother’s where they keep warm and feed.

The park is expecting more arrivals in the coming weeks.

The Barbary macaque is gregarious, forming mixed groups of several females and males. Credit: ITV News Central
Wild populations of Barbary macaques have suffered a major decline in recent years. Credit: ITV News Central

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