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De Brazza's Monkeys

Check out these colorful old-world monkeys in the Africa exhibit.

The De Brazza’s monkey is endemic to the wetlands of central Africa. The ABQ BioPark Zoo has three of these old-world monkeys—female Kanani , male Andy and their offspring Ari, who was born in May 2016.

The species is sexually dimorphic, which means males and females display different physical characteristics, including size, with females being smaller.

De Brazza’s monkeys have large cheek pouches, a patch of orange fur above their eyes, white beards and long black tails.

In the wild, this species consumes fruit, leaves and insects. At the ABQ BioPark they receive a nutritionally balanced diet including special chow plus a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Both first-time parents, Kanani and Andy handled their new addition well, with Kanani starring as the protective mother.