The Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo and Garden in Hilo welcomed a rare monkey into its ohana this month.
A black and white colobus monkey was born on Aug. 10.
Mom Mindy is keeping the young one close to her, so zookeepers have not been able to tell if it's a girl or boy.
The young monkey does not have a name yet, however zoo keepers say it has been extremely active.
"The baby is more visible as it gets bigger" said Zoo Director Pam Mizuno. "If you look close enough you can notice the head bopping and see it throw out an arm or leg as it moves around."
The colobus monkey is a threatened species and native to Africa.
This is the first colobus monkey born at the zoo in 20 years.
Rare monkey gives birth at Hilo zoo
Black and white colobus monkey born Aug. 10Published 11:48 AM HST Aug 22, 2013
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