We have a baby weeper capuchin

06.04.2017
The baby was born on 21 of March. Right after the birth he climbed onto his mother's back (usually baby capuchins spend first days on their mother's hands) and clinged to her fur. She always keeps the baby to herself, so we don't know if it's a boy or a girl.

When the baby is 3-4 weeks old, it will start leaving its mother - while resting or having a meal. This is also when it starts climbing onto its elder siblings' and other females' backs - everyone is happy to take care of a new baby. Adult males usually stay away from the babies, but of course, it depends on their personalities. When a baby turns 4-5 months, it usually can climb the trees all by itself but tends not to leave the mother.

The young mother is an 8 years old female, Nori. This is her third baby. Nori was born in Moscow zoo, her mother is our second female, Smolly (who's pregnant now, too). The father is a 11 years old male, Matros. He was born here, too, then lived in Yekaterinburg for a long time and has returned for good in 2015.

You can learn more about our capuchins if you visit our guided tour "From tamarins to gorillas"! Call 8 (499) 255-53-75 or email education@moscowzoo.ru to enroll.?