The Buffalo Zoo’s latest addition, a baby Japanese macaque, is now on exhibit at the Buffalo Zoo.
The baby was born to 16 year old mother, Debbi, on August 30. The baby’s father is eight-year-old Ketu, who has had one other offspring. This baby is Debbi’s fourth.
Debbi is proving to be a nurturing and protective mother. Keepers have not yet been able to get close enough to determine the baby’s gender.
|Debbi the snow monkey with her baby.|
Debbi and her baby are on exhibit daily in the Zoo’s Vanishing Animals Exhibit starting at 3 p.m.
Japanese macaques are often referred to as snow monkeys because their natural habitat is in the snowy mountain regions of
. The wild population of snow
monkeys is threatened by the replacement of natural forests in Japan with
lumber plantations and other developments. Japan