Things to do 19.5.2017 12:19 pm

CUTE ALERT: Joburg Zoo gets baby De Brazza’s monkey

A young De Brazza's monkey is seen in its enclosure with its mother, 16 May 2017, at the Johannesburg Zoo. The monkey is one month old and still feeding off the mother, and according to Primates Curator Katherine Stanton Visser the little one is doing well within the troop. Picture: Michel Bega

A young De Brazza's monkey is seen in its enclosure with its mother, 16 May 2017, at the Johannesburg Zoo. The monkey is one month old and still feeding off the mother, and according to Primates Curator Katherine Stanton Visser the little one is doing well within the troop. Picture: Michel Bega

No one’s yet sure if it’s a boy or a girl, but one thing is sure, it’s adorable.

The Johannesburg Zoo has welcomed a new arrival in the form of a young De Brazza’s monkey. The youngster was born on 17 April and is adapting well to life within the troop.

According to primates curator Katherine Stanton Visser, the gestation period of a De Brazza’s monkey is five months, and the weening period will be similar.

“It is currently feeding well off the mother, and the troop have accepted it,” she says.

“The mother has had a number of babies before, so is an old hand at parenting,” adds Stanton Visser.

The youngster has not been named yet, as the sex has not been identified.

The De Brazza’s enclosure can be seen on “Monkey Lane” at the zoo.

Take a look at some other pics below:

 young De Brazza's monkey is seen in its enclosure with its mother, 16 May 2017, at the Johannesburg Zoo. The monkey is one month old and still feeding off the mother, and according to Primates Curator Katherine Stanton Visser the little one is doing well within the troop. Picture: Michel Bega

A young De Brazza’s monkey is seen in its enclosure with its mother, 16 May 2017, at the Johannesburg Zoo. The monkey is one month old and still feeding off the mother, and according to Primates Curator Katherine Stanton Visser the little one is doing well within the troop. Picture: Michel Bega

 young De Brazza's monkey is seen in its enclosure with its mother, 16 May 2017, at the Johannesburg Zoo. The monkey is one month old and still feeding off the mother, and according to Primates Curator Katherine Stanton Visser the little one is doing well within the troop. Picture: Michel Bega

A young De Brazza’s monkey is seen in its enclosure with its mother, 16 May 2017, at the Johannesburg Zoo. The monkey is one month old and still feeding off the mother, and according to Primates Curator Katherine Stanton Visser the little one is doing well within the troop. Picture: Michel Bega

 young De Brazza's monkey is seen in its enclosure with its mother, 16 May 2017, at the Johannesburg Zoo. The monkey is one month old and still feeding off the mother, and according to Primates Curator Katherine Stanton Visser the little one is doing well within the troop. Picture: Michel Bega

A young De Brazza’s monkey is seen in its enclosure with its mother, 16 May 2017, at the Johannesburg Zoo. The monkey is one month old and still feeding off the mother, and according to Primates Curator Katherine Stanton Visser the little one is doing well within the troop. Picture: Michel Bega

 young De Brazza's monkey is seen in its enclosure with its mother, 16 May 2017, at the Johannesburg Zoo. The monkey is one month old and still feeding off the mother, and according to Primates Curator Katherine Stanton Visser the little one is doing well within the troop. Picture: Michel Bega

A young De Brazza’s monkey is seen in its enclosure with its mother, 16 May 2017, at the Johannesburg Zoo. The monkey is one month old and still feeding off the mother, and according to Primates Curator Katherine Stanton Visser the little one is doing well within the troop. Picture: Michel Bega

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