A rare endangered spider monkey is born in Brevard Park, Florida

27 April, 2022
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A rare endangered spider monkey is born in Brevard Park, Florida

In a unique incident, the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, announced the birth of a black-handed spider monkey, classified as one of the rare animals that are endangered.

The newborn, whose gender is not yet known, was recently born to 31-year-old Shelly and 25-year-old Schutter, according to UPI.

 

The zoo said on the social networking site “Twitter”: “Mother and baby are fine! With pictures and videos of Shelly and her baby, the newborn also has a unique mark on his nose that resembles the Batman logo.”

The newborn, whose gender is not yet known, was recently born to 31-year-old Shelly and 25-year-old Schutter, according to UPI.

The zoo said on the social networking site “Twitter”: “Mother and baby are fine! With pictures and videos of Shelly and her baby, the newborn also has a unique mark on his nose that resembles the Batman logo.”

Shelley has previously given birth to 3 black-handed spider monkeys: Tika, Prem, and Olive. "Shelly is a professional looking after her offspring," Zoo Animal Programs Director Lauren Henson said in a statement. The black spider monkey, native to Central and South America, is considered critically endangered due to habitat loss and the illegal pet trade..


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