Rosamond Gifford Zoo welcomes new baby patas monkey

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A new baby patas monkey was born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo on Sept. 16, and the zoo is celebrating the baby's birth with a day-long event.

On Sept. 30, the zoo will host a Party For the Patas.

Party for the Patas will include morning and afternoon patas monkey keeper chats, a coloring craft, a raffle for a patas monkey themed gift basket, and a chance to see the new baby on exhibit or – weather permitting – outside in the zoo’s Primate Park.

The event runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 30 and is free to members or with zoo admission.


  • 10 a.m. – Free toy monkey to the first 200 children
  • 11 a.m. – Patas Monkey Keeper Chat
  • 2 p.m. -- Patas Monkey Keeper Chat
  • All day – Coloring craft, monkey-themed food at Jungle Café, enter to win a monkey themed gift basket raffle; suggest a name for the new patas monkey baby
  • Enter to win a baby patas monkey gift basket raffle
  • 3 p.m. -- Raffle drawing – winner announced

The new baby is the fifth born to patas parents Becca and MJ, who came to the zoo in 2010 along with two other females, Addie and Sara. Becca & MJ’s new baby is the seventh patas monkey born at the zoo.

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