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London Zoo is looking after some precious new arrivals tonight - two Mangabey Monkeys. Without the zoo's help the animals would become extinct. But as Sharon Thomas explains, a breeding programme and a little bit of patience - will help ensure their survival in the wild.
London Zoo has welcomed two new mangabey monkeys - which are among the most endangered primates in the world.
It's hoped the two females will boost the zoo's breeding programme, to sustain the population of this rare species.
Sharon Thomas reports.
"After a carefully-managed introduction process, the two girls are getting along famously with the rest of the group," say zookeepers, "With dominant male Lucky taking a particular liking to Mo - who quite enjoys the flirty attention."
London Zoo's efforts to increase the tiny population of one of the world's rarest primates have been boosted with the arrival of two female mangabey monkeys.
Kasi and Mo were both born in Dublin Zoo. They've been moved to London as part of a European breeding programme.