Small baboon at the Bronx Zoo - level 2

Small baboon at the Bronx Zoo - level 2

05-05-2015 07:00

A gelada baboon was born last fall and now was unveiled for the first time at the Bronx Zoo in New York. He weighed only 460 grams at birth, but he will reach 30 kilograms as a full-grown adult.

He is America’s first gelada baboon born in 13 years. The Bronx Zoo is the only zoo in America which exhibits these baboons.

They are also known as bleeding-heart baboons for their red patch of skin on their chests. The baboons are special among monkeys because they are graminivorous – they feed mainly on grasses.

Difficult words: unveil (to show something for the first time), exhibit (to show publicly), patch (an area).

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