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Colobus monkey born at Panaewa Rainforest Zoo

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 09:35 a.m. HST, Aug 21, 2013

KAULUA-KONA » The Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens has a new attraction.

West Hawaii Today reports a female colobus monkey gave birth Aug. 10.

The protective parents are Mindy and Moe.

Colobus monkeys rarely descend from trees and zoo officials don't know if the newborn is male or female.

Colobus monkeys are black and white and have long, bushy tails. The baby is pure white but is expected to turn color when it reaches 5 weeks old.

Officials at the zoo south of Hilo say colobus monkeys are native to Africa and were hunted extensively for their fur and meat.

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Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Jeez, I didn't even know there was another zoo in the state. But good news.
on August 21,2013 | 11:40AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Another Republican enters this beautiful world on August 10th.
on August 22,2013 | 06:38AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Kona people go to the zoo to look at the animals. People on O'ahu go to Honolulu to look at the human animals. It's a big and wild, dog eat dog world, "zoo" in Honolulu's gathering place. Have fun in the gridlock.
on August 22,2013 | 06:41AM
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