Learn more about our youngest animals here at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.
For the first time in five years, the Zoo has welcomed two baby colobus monkeys, born January 22 (female) and February 4 (male), 2014. The oldest offspring was born to first-time mother "Whittney" and the youngest to her sister, first-time mother "August." Both infants were sired by adult male "Grimaldi."
Colobus monkeys share the responsibility of caring for the young with other females in the group. This benefits the mother, as well as the other females who gain maternal experience. Colobus monkeys are easily identified by their glossy black fur, accented by bright white 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.