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Adorable Newborn Monkey at the L.A. Zoo
The Los Angeles Zoo recently received a little surprise when a female Kikuyu colobus monkey on contraceptives gave birth on November 27th. The sex of hasn't been identified yet, but it weighed about a pound and measured around eight inches long. "Because breeding is closely monitored to comply with the Species Survival Program (SSP) and the L.A. Zoo*s colobus monkeys are genetically well represented in North American zoos, the mother was placed on implant contraceptives in October 2008," explained the Zoo's public information officer, Jason Jacobs, in a news release. "They were meant to be effective for a period of two years, which is why this adorable baby was
such a surprise for the Zoo!"
You can check out the Colobus monkeys at their exhibit located just past the Zoo*s Mahale Café toward the perimeter road. Additionally, the Zoo is holding a contest through January 11th to name the newborn. You can enter at the exhibit and if your entry is chosen, you'll get a free behind-the-scenes-tour of the Zoo for up to six people
Also at the L.A. zoo this month is the Reindeer Romp--visit Santa's reindeer--through January 3rd and the zoo's first ever skating rink through January 10th.
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April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.