WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — A rare Mexican spider monkey has given birth at the Palm Beach Zoo.READ MORE: 'Bed Tax' Change Backed In Florida House
The baby monkey was born overnight Friday, making it the first Mexican spider monkey known to have been born this year.
Zoo curator Jan Steele said Mexican spider monkeys are critically endangered, there are only 67 spider monkeys in zoos around the world. Thirty of those are in the U.S.READ MORE: Comedians Turning To Social Media To Share Their Work With Clubs Closed During Pandemic
The baby has been clinging to his mother and zoo officials are keeping their distance for now. They still aren’t sure of the baby’s sex and haven’t given him a name.
The zoo says it plans to hold a naming contest on its Facebook page in the near future.MORE NEWS: Florida Senate Ready To Pass Controversial Protest Bill
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