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Tiny Silver Monkey Baby Gets Helping Hand from Humans
Credit: Tammy Spratt, San Diego Zoo

A one-week-old silver leaf monkey benefits from a little human care at the San Diego Zoo. The female named "Thai" was born on July 3 to a first-time mother. Unfortunately Thai's mother was not holding the newborn in a way that allowed her to nurse naturally, so animal care staff intervened and are bottle-feeding the baby several times each day. The small, orange monkey continues to spend time with her family between feedings so that social bonds remain strong.