A baby black spider monkey was born at Artis in Amsterdam on Tuesday afternoon, the zoo announced on Thursday. The newborn monkey is doing well - it has already drunk and is holding firmly to its mother with hands and feet.
The black spider monkey is classified as a vulnerable species, due to the loss of its habitat. Over the past 45 years the the number of spider monkeys decreased by 30 percent.
Artis now has a total of six spider monkeys, three females and one male. The gender of the newborn is not yet known.