TUESDAY, JUNE 8TH, 2021
📸Mike Owyang/Sacramento Zoo
Mama guenon, Mimi, was an outstanding first-time mother: always attentive and anticipating baby Zuri's needs before she made a fuss. When Zuri was just old enough to leave mom for a few minutes but not old enough to explore on her own, Mimi would place Zuri in a planter that served as a playpen. With Zuri safely contained, Mimi could steal a few minutes of personal time. In the wild, this species lives in dense forests making them hard to observe. Research conducted at zoos has proved invaluable in understanding the biology and behavior of this colorful and playful monkey.