A New Baby at the Zoo! Male Colobus Monkey Makes Debut Monday


images Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is celebrating the arrival of a healthy male Colobus Monkey.    Malachite, “Mally” for short, was born to first-time mother, Garnet, and is thriving.

Mally will be introduced to the public at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 13th in the Children’s Enchanted Forest.  Mally is a great success story in regards to his significance in the overall Association of Zoos and Aquariums Colobus Species Survival Program and his mother’s unique upbringing.  Zookeepers will tell Mally’s story and answer questions during the debut.  Both the public and media are invited to celebrate the first Colobus Monkey born at the zoo since 2009.


Native to Africa, these primates are black and white in color but are born completely white.  The Colobus Monkey is unique because, unlike other monkeys, it does not have thumbs. When temperatures are above 45 degrees, the 4 Colobus Monkeys at the zoo will be in their outdoor habitat.
Established in 1928, Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is Indiana’s first zoo.  For more general zoo information, visit www.meskerparkzoo.com.