Cute baby monkey born at London Zoo is named after Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Adorable baby monkey born in London Zoo called & # 39; Buzz & # 39; after the Apollo 11 astronaut gives new hope for the survival of its rare species

  • The white mangabey primate with naps was born at the ZSL zoo in London
  • One of the eight in the zoo is part of a breeding program to save the species
  • Buzz named after the famous astronaut who landed on the moon 50 years ago
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A cute three week old baby monkey was born at ZSL London Zoo and named after the famous astronaut, Buzz Aldrin.

The white mangabey primate with naps was born to the proud mother Achimoto, a nine-year-old monkey in the zoo after a gestation period of five and a half months.

His birth is a positive sign for the breeding program in the zoo that tries to save the species, known as one of the rarest in the world, from extinction.

Employees and animal carers chose Buzz because of this year on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing of Apollo 11.

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Edwin & # 39; Buzz & # 39; Aldrin was the second man on the moon behind Neil Armstrong and the team thought hum was a more appropriate name than Neil.

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The white mangabey primate with naps was born to the proud mother Achimoto, a nine-year-old monkey in the zoo after a gestation period of five and a half months. Buzz is the father of the dominant man Lucky and brings the gang from the zoo to a total of eight

The white mangabey primate with naps was born to the proud mother Achimoto, a nine-year-old monkey in the zoo after a gestation period of five and a half months. Buzz is the father of the dominant man Lucky and brings the gang from the zoo to a total of eight

Employees and animal carers chose to call the baby primate (photo, in the arms of his mother) Buzz because of this year on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing on Apollo 11

Employees and animal carers chose to call the baby primate (photo, in the arms of his mother) Buzz because of this year on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing on Apollo 11

Buzz Aldrin (photo) was the second man on the moon and a baby monkey was named in his honor

Buzz Aldrin (photo) was the second man on the moon and a baby monkey was named in his honor

Staff and caregivers chose to name the baby primer (pictured left, in his mother's arms) Buzz because of this year's 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing where the astronaut's name (right) refers to the lunar surface went

WHAT ARE WHITE NAPED MANGABEYS?

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The animals are considered vulnerable by the IUCN & # 39; vulnerable & # 39; classified and are some of the rarest primates in the world.

They are threatened by the loss of habitats and the illegal trade in wild animals and plants, including hunting for their fur and as bushmeat.

Mangabays are excellent climbers and agile jumpers thanks to their long tails and slender limbs.

The animals can only be found in the wild in some parts of West Africa.

Buzz is the father of the dominant man Lucky and brings the gang from the zoo to a total of eight.

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The hairless body of Buzz may still cling to his mother, but his presence is crucial to the survival of his species.

The animals are considered vulnerable by the IUCN & # 39; vulnerable & # 39; classified and are some of the rarest primates in the world.

ZSL is part of the European Endangered Animal Breeding Program (EEP) and the arrival of Buzz gives hope for the animals that are only found in the wild in some parts of West Africa.

They are threatened by the loss of habitats and the illegal trade in wild animals and plants, including hunting for their fur and as bushmeat.

Mangabays are excellent climbers and agile jumpers thanks to their long tails and slender limbs.

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Buzz & # 39; s mother Achimoto is often seen as she takes care of her little one while she searches the floor for leaves, seeds and nuts.

Team leader Daniel Simmonds said: & Buzz is an important new arrival here at the zoo and we hope that his future is just as prosperous as that of his namesake!

Ber Famous for their vocalization, manga beys have a special sore throat that they use to project their voice through the dense forest canopies – from screeches and vultures to barking and growling, their vocal repertoire is as varied as it is loud and helps them to stay connected with their families while foraging.

& # 39; So far, Buzz was firmly on Mommy's chest, but visitors to the zoo are likely to see Buzz test his own voice and foraging skills in the coming days, venturing small distances on Mommy's arms around the rest of the day. adults and young people in the gang. & # 39;

Mangabays are excellent climbers and agile sweaters thanks to their long tails and slender limbs and continue to say that Buzz & # 39; s mother Achimoto is often seen as she takes care of her little one while she searches the floor for leaves, seeds and nuts

Mangabays are excellent climbers and agile sweaters thanks to their long tails and slender limbs and continue to say that Buzz & # 39; s mother Achimoto is often seen as she takes care of her little one while she searches the floor for leaves, seeds and nuts

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Mangabays are excellent climbers and agile sweaters thanks to their long tails and slender limbs and continue to say that Buzz & # 39; s mother Achimoto is often seen as she takes care of her little one while she searches the floor for leaves, seeds and nuts

The hairless body of Buzz may still cling to his mother, but his presence is crucial to the survival of his species, as he increases the number of populations of a vulnerable species

The hairless body of Buzz may still cling to his mother, but his presence is crucial to the survival of his species, as he increases the number of populations of a vulnerable species

The hairless body of Buzz may still cling to his mother, but his presence is crucial to the survival of his species, as he increases the number of populations of a vulnerable species

Team leader Daniel Simmonds said: & # 39; Buzz is an important new arrival here at the zoo, and we hope that his future is just as prosperous as that of his namesake! & # 39; He is named after the second man on the moon, Edwin & # 39; Buzz & # 39; Aldrin

Team leader Daniel Simmonds said: & # 39; Buzz is an important new arrival here at the zoo, and we hope that his future is just as prosperous as that of his namesake! & # 39; He is named after the second man on the moon, Edwin & # 39; Buzz & # 39; Aldrin

Team leader Daniel Simmonds said: & # 39; Buzz is an important new arrival here at the zoo, and we hope that his future is just as prosperous as that of his namesake! & # 39; He is named after the second man on the moon, Edwin & # 39; Buzz & # 39; Aldrin

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