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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes baby howler monkey

Howler monkey born at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Posted at 7:10 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 21:11:24-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — A new howler monkey was born on Feb. 13 at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

The baby primate joins its parents, Howie and Charlie, and a one-year-old brother.

Howler monkeys live in the rain forests of Central and South America and are quite unique.

"They are able to hang from their tails. Actually, on the underside of their tail, they don't have any hair there, so it acts like a fifth kind of finger to them," said keeper, Erika Furnes.

The zoo said mother and baby are doing just fine.

The newest addition to the zoo doesn't have a name yet, as staff won't know its sex for another two months.