Red Book-weeper capuchin was born in Moscow Zoo

Red Book-weeper capuchin was born in Moscow Zoo

Such an unusual name inhabitant of the Amazon rainforest was due to the characteristic sounds that are reminiscent of a baby crying.

Red Book-weeper capuchin was born in Moscow Zoo

The cub was born on August 29. This is the seventh Red Book weeper capuchin. The zoo is reported, the baby is now constantly with his mother, huddled close to her, and at the slightest hint of danger hides its face in her thick hair. His weight - only 150 grams.

Red Book-weeper capuchin was born in Moscow Zoo

Gender animal Red Book is not yet known. A couple of weeks zoologists plans to examine the baby to make sure he is completely healthy. At the same time we will be able to install the floor baby and give it a name.

Red Book-weeper capuchin was born in Moscow Zoo

In the capital's zoo is home to one of the largest families of the Capuchin crybaby formed in captivity. In her seven individuals: Smalley grandmother, parents - male and female Nori sailor - and four of their offspring.

Red Book-weeper capuchin was born in Moscow Zoo

Only at the age of three weeks, the baby will begin to explore the world and to move away from the mother, as well as taste the food for adults. In the meantime, a small Capuchin fed exclusively breast milk.

Red Book-weeper capuchin was born in Moscow Zoo

When he was four months old, he will be independently run, climb trees and play. However, close contact with the mother to continue up to a year.

Red Book-weeper capuchin was born in Moscow Zoo

Capuchin weeper is listed in the International Red Book in the category of "vulnerable species". The number of these monkeys, whose ancestral homeland is the tropical forests of South America to the north of the Amazon continues to reduce annually.

Red Book-weeper capuchin was born in Moscow Zoo

This is due primarily to deforestation - the destruction of the natural habitat of the species. Another factor adversely affecting the strength of the Capuchins, this illegal trade and poaching.

Red Book-weeper capuchin was born in Moscow Zoo

The last twenty years, the Capuchins are the same popularity as exotic pets. That is why the poachers specifically catch them, and usually they choose to sell cubs and females ready to the last to protect their offspring, kill.