Monkey Business: Dallas Zoo Welcomes New Baby Monkey

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DALLAS - In case you were living under a rock, the Dallas Zoo welcomed a new giraffe to the herd. She got a ton of media attention for her debut, and even Animal Planet came out to stream this baby's arrival.

Well, in a much quieter arrival came a new Colobus baby monkey.

“I think is very cool, especially since a mom monkey is up there holding its baby,” said Zoo visitor Maya Brigman.

Linda King who is the Mammal Supervisor for the Dallas Zoo says this is just the latest in an already growing troop. “She or he, we aren't sure which yet, is the seventh infant for this pair.”

Hey, that's what we call commitment. The Colobus monkeys are native to Africa. And in this troop, it takes a village to raise one of these guys.

“The females will all work together to raise the infant,” said King.

But all the attention on the giraffe left us wondering -- where is all the monkey love for this bundle of joy?We’re looking at you Animal Planet. Who wouldn’t want to live stream that face all day?

“When we have a baby, there is plenty of attention to go around for every new birth we have here at the zoo,” said King.

Folks with the zoo say it's more important to get across the message of conservation.

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