Can you name this monkey?

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Courtesy of the L.A. Zoo

Zoo officials received a surprise holiday gift with the birth of a snowy white Kikuyu colobus monkey.

While the gender of the primate is yet to be determined, it weighed about a pound and was around 8-inches-long at the time of its late-November birth. Like all infant colobus monkeys, the furry primate was born white and will not start to get its black trim until about 3 1/2 months.

You’re invited to give this infant a name as part of a contest open through Jan. 11. Visitors can fill out a card with their contact information and name suggestion at the colobus exhibit, roundhouse exhibit number 44 on zoo maps.

Officials will review the names and announce the winner Jan. 18 on the zoo’s website. The winner will receive a free behind-the-scenes-tour of the zoo for up to six people.

For more information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L. A. Zoo Web site at


Written by Christopher Cadelago

December 22, 2009 at 5:19 pm

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