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Tayto Park Announce Arrival Of Baby Monkey


10:55 23 Feb 2022

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Tayto Park announced the arrival of a baby Goeldi's monkey.

A first for the zoo team, the latest addition to the zoo in Ashbourne, Co. Meath was born to parents Rue and Rocco.

The little one has no name yet, as the zookeeping team are giving the first-time parents space to bond and adjust to their new roles.

Goeldi’s monkeys are a small and vulnerable primate found throughout western regions of the Amazon basin.

This birth marks an important contribution to the conservation of Geoldi’s Monkeys as this group at Tayto Park are members of a European breeding programme (EEP).

Park and Zoo Manager at Tayto Park, Lee Donohoe said: “It’s been a very busy few weeks for the zoo team here at Tayto Park, along with the birth of our baby Goeldi’s Monkey, we also welcomed baby Kirana, a female Sulawesi-Crested Macaque towards the end of 2021, with baby lemurs also due in the coming weeks!

"All new arrivals and their mums are doing well and we’re looking forward to finding out the sex of our Goeldi’s Monkey soon!

"The birth of any species at the park is always exciting but even more so when they have such conservation importance.”

Visitors will be able to see the latest zoo arrivals this weekend at Tayto Park's Zoo Walk, open from February 26th and every weekend in March.

All tickets for Zoo Walk must be pre-booked from – tickets priced at €10.00 and under 3s go free.

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