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First offspring of 2014 arrive at Lowry Park Zoo

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One of two new colobus monkeys at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo One of two new colobus monkeys at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - The first new residents of 2014 have arrived at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo!

The first baby was a male tufted deer, born on January 2nd.  It is the first of its species to be born at the zoo.


According to a Zoo press release, the species is secretive, and most active at twilight. The tiny tufted deer gets its name from the distinctive tuft of hair on its forehead.

The other new arrivals were Angolan colobus monkeys, born January 22nd and February 4th.  Colobus monkeys share the responsibility of caring for the young with other females in the group.
 

Colobus are notable for their glossy black fur, accented by bright white on the cheeks, throat, shoulders, tail and sometimes chest.  When infants are born, they are completely white in color.  Within a few months, their coats
turn grey and black, then to the adult coloration. 


You can check out other Zoo Babies here!



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