The distinctively marked baby was born to 31-year-old female Rochelle and 25-year-old male Shooter on April 15.
“The youngling is doing well, holding on strong to mom and nursing successfully,” wrote the zoo. The young monkey’s sex is still not known. The zoo noted that Rochelle is an experienced mother and that other members of the spider monkey troop have checked in on the mother and child.
“Every Zoo birth is a safeguard against losing these precious species in their natural range,” says the Brevard Zoo.