Potter Park Zoo Just Welcomed More Of This Endangered Species Of Monkeys
The Potter Park Zoo has been a Lansing staple since 1915 and is one of the oldest public zoos here in the state of Michigan. The zoo is currently home to nearly 160 different species of animals as well.
The zoo also just welcomed some very adorable, and very rare breeds of monkeys to their exhibits.
The Newest Addition To Potter Park Zoo Is A Breed Of Endangered Monkeys
Potter Park Zoo is home to the cotton-top tamarins, which are engaged primates. According to research, there are roughly only 6,000 remaining in the wild today.
The Cotton-Top Tamarins Very Distinct Look
If you're all about things that are cute, this breed of monkeys is one that you'll definitely one that you'll want to check out at the zoo.
The Cotton-top tamarins are distinctively known for the white bushy hair the grows on their face, as seen above.
The Zoo Bred The Endangered Breed Of Monkeys
There are roughly only 200 cotton-top tamarins in zoos across the nation.
The breed of monkeys is known to have the older siblings help tend to the younger, and that's just what is happening at the zoo today.
"The older siblings have been seen regularly carrying the babies, who will become independent at around five months of age."
Below is the last photo dump of these adorable monkeys too. Just look at those faces.
Where Can You See These Monkeys At Potter Park Zoo?
They are already housed inside the zoo, awaiting your ready gaze. You can take a glimpse of this very rare, but cute breed of monkey in the zoo's reptile and small mammal house.