Trentham Monkey Forest is excited to announce the arrivals of 5 beautiful baby Barbary macaques.
Visitors are encouraged to come and see the babies in all their glory, feel free to ‘aww’ and observe the bundles of joy explore their new world.
The team have been eagerly awaiting the special arrivals after some of the females started showing signs of pregnancy in the Staffordshire woodland.
The forest is thrilled to have welcomed 5 baby monkeys into the world, especially as the species are endangered; therefore, every birth is crucial for the species and is a fantastic addition to Monkey Forest.
Just like the wild, births occur high up in the trees at night, there is no interference from the team during the pregnancy or birth. Births are only confirmed when staff spot a tiny new bundle clinging to its mother the following morning.
Park Director Matt Lovatt said, “Each birth that we have here is special. The babies are very popular, both with our customers and amongst the monkeys too! The males help care for the babies, despite paternity not being known. It’s a fascinating trait as they use the babies to help form bonds”.
The forest work closely with organisations that help protect the wild Barbary macaques in Morocco and Algeria. Monkey Forest also try to educate visitors about this endangered species.
To keep up to date on the babies’ journey, make sure to follow Trentham Monkey Forest across all social media platforms to be the first to see cute baby videos and pictures. The forest will be documenting the babies first few weeks with unbelievably cute content – so following them is a must!