An adorable baby De Brazza's monkey has been born at Twycross Zoo.
Zoo keepers welcomed the bouncing baby boy seven weeks ago, and the youngster - who has yet to be named - has now been put on display to visitors, where his adventurous antics are making him a popular attraction.
Part of the guenon family, the De Brazza newborn has the breed's signature orange cresent-shaped patch on his forehead and white muzzle, which extends into a beard.
The De Brazza is approaching the benchmark to be classed as a threatened species, as they suffer from the loss of their natural habitat due to deforestation and hunting.
Senior primate keeper Sarah Dee said he has bonded well with his mother Ludo and dad Tom, and loves playing with his older sister Afia.
From day one he was very alert and within a week or so he was leaving mum to explore his new surroundings.
His adventurous nature has given our visitors a great opportunity to see the youngster at such an early age, and he’s definitely winning them over with his looks.
Afia loves playing with her new brother and we often see her carrying him around and the two playing chase with one another.
Ludo is an experienced and confident mum, so although she lets her newborn play she’s never far behind to keep him out of mischief.
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