WATSON ISLAND (CBSMiami) – Miami’s Jungle Island family has grown bigger with the birth of a baby white-faced Capuchin monkey.

His name is Oliver and he was born on August 23rd.

Oliver is currently doing very well in the care of the park’s trained staff.

Park guests will be able to see him within the next few days.

The staff says they’re extremely excited to welcome Oliver as the newest addition to Jungle Island family.

The white-faced Capuchin originates from Central America and the extreme northwestern portion of South America.

They are highly recognized because of their role in North American entertainment.

They have been seen as companions to organ grinders and in popular television and movies.

The reason for such popularity is because they’re a highly intelligent monkey that has a strong desire to be social.


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