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Baby patas monkey born at Rosamond Gifford Zoo

For the fifth time, a baby patas monkey has been born at Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse. The mother, Becca, gave birth in April.<br /><img src="http://www.9wsyr.com/images/common/camera.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.9wsyr.com/Photo.aspx?slideshow=80f5a263-4fc2-496c-8513-c088cf3eeb52" target="_blank">Photos of the baby monkey</a> | <b>Raw Video:</b>
Photos of the baby monkey

Updated: 12:17 p.m. Friday

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – For the fifth time, a baby patas monkey has been born at Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse.

The mother, Becca, gave birth in the early morning on April 29.

The zoo says it will likely be several weeks before it will know if the baby is a boy or a girl.

Once the gender is determined, the zoo will decide on a name for the baby.

The staff is maintaining what the zoo calls a “hands off” approach.

“Though she is a first time mother, Becca is doing a wonderful job taking care of her baby,” Ted Fox, curator at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, said in a statement. “Over the years, she has had the opportunity to observe as other females in the group have reared their young, which has prepared her for motherhood.”

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is one of just 15 American zoos to house patas monkeys.


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