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Miniscule 3-inch squirrel monkey born at London Zoo

A black-capped squirrel monkey baby is the latest arrival at London Zoo. Reported to have been born in the middle of the night just over three weeks ago, the tiny bundle was spotted clinging tightly on to its mother snoozing in the summer heatwave.

The miniscule monkey which currently measures just three inches tall, is threatened in its native South American homes of Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.

The tiny infant hasn’t yet left the comfort of mum’s back for us to be able to tell if it’s a boy or girl, but we can see that it’s doing really well and we’ve spotted both of them snoozing together in the sunshine!

– Zookeeper Andrea Dempsey