THE proud father of this extremely rare baby monkey is making sure he looks after his family by patrolling the perimeter of the cage – and chucking peanuts at passers-by! This new addition to the family was born in the zoo in Barcelona, which is co-ordinating the programme for breeding of the white crown monkey. Visitors said they had spotted the monkey lobbing peanuts at anybody he regarded as standing around too long, and making loud noises to let them know they need to move on.
“It is great to see both parents working together to care for the baby. The father in particular takes the job very seriously and is constantly dashing off to patrol the perimeter and make sure nobody gets too close,” said a zoo spokesman.