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Fort Wayne Zoo Welcomes 2 Newborn Monkeys

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP): The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is celebrating a baby boom with the births of two colobus monkeys.
 
The monkeys were born within days of each other in late January. Both are doing well, with one of the mothers holding her baby so tightly that zookeepers haven't been able to determine its gender yet.
 
The zoo now has six colobus monkeys, including an adult male, the two mothers and another youngster born last year.
 
Zoo spokeswoman Cheryl Piropato tells The Journal Gazette that the public will likely be able to see the newborns this summer in the zoo's African Journey exhibit.
 
Colobus monkeys are native to eastern and central African rain forests, and their survival is threatened by habitat destruction.

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