Baby boom at Buffalo Zoo continues with snow monkey

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The number of baby animals at the Buffalo Zoo continues to grow.

The latest addition with the ongoing baby boom is a Japanese macaque, born on August 30 to parents Debbi, who is 16-years-old, and Ketu, who is 8. Ketu already has one other offspring, while Debbi has three.

Other baby animals at the zoo include:

Japanese macaques are often referred to as snow monkeys because their natural habitat is in the snowy mountain regions of Japan. The wild population of snow monkeys is threatened by the replacement of natural forests in Japan with lumber plantations and other developments.

So far, because Debbi is so protective of her newborn, zookeepers have not been able to get close enough to determine the baby’s gender.

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