Black-crested mangabey named Zingo born at Brookfield Zoo

Zingo, a black-crested mangabey born at Brookfield Zoo. (Brookfield Zoo)

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, you might want to head to the Brookfield Zoo to meet the newest arrival.

"Zingo," a baby black-crested mangabey was born on July 4, the zoo said. Zingo was born to 7-year-old mother Kiwi and 15-year-old father Videll and is the first black-crested mangabey born at the zoo, which has exhibited the species since 2015.

The zoo said that a young mangabey will cling to its mom's abdomen as she moves around.


If you're lucky, you'll be able to see Zingo in the Tropic World: Africa exhibit. The mangabeys have access to the habitat on a rotation basis with the colobus, another primate species, until the new family gets acclimated and the groups can be introduced to each other.

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