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Full of personality and
all under the age of
five, Peanut and his
brothers cause mischief
on a daily basis.
It's a typical day at the zoo; mum and
dad are keeping a watchful eye on
their three mischievous children who are
running amok and playfully pushing and
shoving each other around.
The youngest of the three boys is nine-
month-old Peanut. He's a super-cute
Black Capped Capuchin and just one of
the newest and cutest additions to the
extended animal family at the National
Zoo and Aquarium.
The pairing between parents --- dad,
Gonzo, and mum, Monyet --- has also
produced Gomez and Max, Peanut's
older brothers. After five baby boys,
mum and dad are yet to experience the
joy of a little girl.
Bec Neve Osmond, the zoo's head
keeper, said Capuchins have babies about
every two years and there is a tendency
for animals in captivity to produce male
"But we're still holding out hope we'll
get a girl soon," she said.
While Capuchins work well as a family
unit, as the male offspring get older,
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the alternate touring route
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some of the National Zoo
and Aquarium's youngsters
on a first-name basis.
LIVELY: Life is busy for curious Cotton Top Tamarins.
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