Santa Ana Zoo welcomes a baby monkey born Jan. 31
Santa Ana Zoo welcomes a baby monkey
SANTA ANA - The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park has a new addition – a baby monkey born Jan. 31.
The silvery langur - Trachypithecus cristatus – is still unnamed.
Its parents are Oliver and Daria, and all can be seen in the primate area at the zoo.
Silvery langurs, which eat leaves, are typically found in the dense tropical forests of Indonesia and Malaysia, where they are considered near-threatened due to land clearance, often for palm oil plantations.
The baby monkeys are bright orange at birth with pale skin. Within three to five months the coat becomes grayish, and they eventually weigh up to 15 pounds.
The Santa Ana Zoo has housed silvery langurs since 1984, and holds the longevity record for this species with a female reaching over 35 years of age.
The baby monkey's birth at the Santa Ana Zoo is the result of a collaboration with the Species Survival Plan Program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The new baby is on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the zoo, 1801 Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana.
Admission is $8for adults, $5 for seniors and children 3-12 years. Children under 3 are free.
Call 714-836-4000 or visit santaanazoo.org.
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