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Woolly little arrival needs special care

Dorset Echo

MEET the newest 400-gram arrival at Monkey World. The baby woolly monkey was born less than a week ago and has still not been given a name. He is the fifth member of the species to be born at the centre near Bovington in 10 years, and staff say both mother and baby are doing well. Centre director Dr Alison Cronin, who is hand-rearing the monkey after it was unable to suckle from its mother, said: "This is a great result as it is extremely difficult to breed woolly monkeys in captivity. I am pleased with the progress the baby is making." The youngster sleeps on a heat pad wrapped in blankets and needs a feed every two hours. He is the half-brother of Julio, also hand-reared at the centre. Woolly monkeys are bred at Monkey World as part of the European Endangered Species Programme.

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