An early Christmas present as trio of baby squirrel monkeys arrive at Woburn Safari Park

The zoo would like name suggestions for the babies that are plant themed Credit: Woburn Safari Park

Three tiny bundles of joy have arrived just in time for Christmas at a safari park - and zookeepers are appealing to the public for help naming them.

Squirrel monkeys are not listed as endangered, but they are under threat from deforestation and the fragmentation of their habitat so the zoo treats every new birth as a cause for celebration.

With the latest addition of the new squirrel monkey babies at Woburn Safari Park, the total number of the troop is now 24.

Keepers would like the public to get involved in naming the babies and they are hoping for plant-themed names.

But as the zookeepers would not know the sex of the monkeys until they started exploring, names would need to be gender-neutral.

The squirrel monkey enclosure re-opened in April this year, following an extensive refurbishment which included a new viewing platform for visitors.

Woburn is one of the UK’s oldest wild animal parks and has over 1,000 wild animals roaming around more than 300 acres of parkland.