A baby red howler monkey, thought to be the first born in the UK, has been seen being held by its mother at a Yorkshire wildlife park. The newest member joins a troop who only arrived at the park earlier this year.
Posting to Facebook the Yorkshire Wildlife Park wrote: “Meet Pablo!
This adorable baby Howler Monkey was born two weeks ago here at the park and he can now be seen out and about cuddling up to proud mum Tila.”
Born in Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster, named Pablo the new Howler Monkey is two weeks old. The image posted by the wildlife park shows him clinging to his mother Tila. The red howlers can live up to 20 years in the wild, according to National Geographic.
The family of Red Howler Monkeys can be found in the new South America reserve. Red Howler Monkey males have a huge part to play in the rearing of young in their groups, and Pablo has already been seen interacting a lot with his dad, Geronimo.
Primates team leader at Yorkshire Wildlife Park Greg Clifton said the park is the only one in England to hold them. He said: “This is an extremely important birth for this rare species of primate and could be the first time that this species has been bred in the UK.”
The Yorkshire wildlife park is gearing up for its Halloween fun this half term with their Creepy Carnival, which will take place from Saturday 23rd October to Monday 25th October 2021. There will be a celebration of ‘Dia de Muertos’ – or Day of the Dead!
Feature Image Credit: Yorkshire Wildlife Park