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Saving a Baby Vervet Monkey

Baby Monkey Escapes Death and Recovers in Rio's zoo
Science News by NewsLook

“Lequinho” is a vervet monkey (Cercopithecus pygerythrus) that weighs just under a pound and measures 35cm, without counting the tail. Two months ago, he lost his mother at birth in Rio de Janeiro’s zoo. The grandmother of the baby monkey unsuccessfully tried to breastfeed him. “Lequinho” was very weak and had to be brought under the care of the zoo’s veterinaries. Now he is a strong, healthy and very playful monkey.

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2:09PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

thanks cute

6:58PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

aww

3:46AM PDT on May 29, 2012

Cute

10:52AM PDT on May 25, 2012

Makes me want to cry...he's so adorable! I hope he thrives.

10:09AM PDT on May 25, 2012

sweet little thing. hope he thrives.

9:20AM PDT on May 25, 2012

So cute baby, sorry he lost his mom but I'm happy he was able to be bottle fed and that he accepted it, sometimes they reject this.
Nice grandma, at least she tried!
Glad he's stronger now :)

7:23AM PDT on May 25, 2012

So sorry about his mother and glad he survived.

6:20AM PDT on May 25, 2012

Poor baby lost his momma!

10:36PM PDT on May 24, 2012

Awwww. He is so cute. Glad they saved him.

10:21PM PDT on May 24, 2012

thanks for helpig the poorest

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