Many animals across the globe are in danger of becoming extinct — and the Sulawesi crested macaque monkey is one of them.
The Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England, recently welcomed a rare newborn monkey, one that will live in its habitat to help fortify the species.
The baby monkey was born on May 16 to mom Rumple and dad Masamma, but the baby monkey’s name is unknown as of now, according to British news service SWNS.
These particular monkeys would struggle to survive in the wild today, Brayshaw said.
The baby monkey is a Sulawesi crested macaque, considered critically endangered. (SWNS)
“These charismatic monkeys face a plethora of threats in [the] wild … They’re also targets for poachers,” he added.
The monkeys are believed to normally live in groups of 25 to 30.
The zoo is working to keep the monkeys safe within its facilities, as the animals are under threat when in the wild. (SWNS)
The rare monkeys’ population has decreased significantly over the last 40 years by 80%, according to SWNS.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature has listed the monkey as critically engendered, it also reported.