Rare monkey born in Scott County zoo

Golden Bellied Capuchin Monkey (Lee Owens)

A rare birth has a local zoo in Scott County, Virginia celebrating.

The Creation Kingdom Zoo in Snowflake has announced the birth of a Golden Bellied Capuchin Monkey.

These monkeys are considered to be critically endangered and having a successful birth in captivity is rare.

"They live on the eastern seaboard, basically, of Brazil, just in a small area of forest there that's had a lot of deforestation, a lot of pet trade in those countries that have decimated populations over the years to where now there's about 300 worldwide left," Creation Kingdom Zoo Director Mark Bradley said.

Bradley says this baby will stick with its mother until she has another baby so it can learn parenting skills.

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