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Judging by this photo, this little chap is going to be a handful!

He’s a Critically Endangered Sulawesi crested black macaque, born on Tuesday 17th November to mum Anneke and dad Tyrone, who is the dominant male in Paignton Zoo’s group.

The photos were taken by Paignton Zoo regular Chris Rockey when the baby was just a day old.

These monkeys are part of a European Endangered species Programme (EEP) which is coordinated by Paignton Zoo. The species is found in one small part of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Their conservation status has recently been raised from Endangered to Critically Endangered.

Paignton Zoo supports the Selamatkan Yaki project based on Sulawesi that’s working to raise awareness and take practical measures to protect this monkey in the wild. 

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