A cherry crowned mangabey was born early on Sunday May 10th at the Paignton Zoo Environmental Park. Currently without a name the little boy is enjoying playing with father Yengo, mother Kibibi and brother Kumba.
Cherry crowned mangabeys are native to swamps and mangroves in tropical Africa. Their groups are ruled by one male who lives with up to 25 females. The male is larger than the female. Once they grow up it is time for them to leave and find their own group.
Paignton Zoo supports a program in the Omo Forest Reserve in Nigeria which aims to help save this species from deforestation and the bushmeat trade. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists them as vulnerable.
Photo Credit: Paignton Zoo Environmental Park