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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 July 2007, 10:03 GMT 11:03 UK
Squirrel monkey is born at park
Squirrel monkey
The squirrel monkey is classed as an endangered species
An Isle of Man wildlife park has welcomed its fifth baby squirrel monkey to be born in a year.

The newest baby monkey was born on Sunday at Curragh's Wildlife Park, at the edge of the Ballaugh Curraghs.

The monkeys are classed as endangered by wildlife conservation authorities, which has led to a Europe-wide breeding programme to boost numbers.

All of the female squirrel monkeys housed at the park have given birth this year.

Wildlife park general manager, Nick Pinder, said they were very proud of their record of breeding the monkeys and contributing to international efforts to save the species in zoos.


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