Friday, July 15, 2011

Monkeys are CUTE!

Baby silver leaf monkey

A one-week-old silver leaf monkey benefits from a little human care at the San Diego Zoo. The female named "Thai" was born on July 3 to a first-time mother. Unfortunately Thai's mother was not holding the newborn in a way that allowed her to nurse naturally, so animal care staff intervened and are bottle-feeding the baby several times each day.

The small, orange monkey continues to spend time with her family between feedings so that social bonds remain strong.

It doesn't get much cuter than this.

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