Happy Birthday, boys!

Happy 1st birthday to squirrel monkeys, Dobby and Gizmo.

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Although they share the same birthday – and dad – the half-brothers have different mums, after females Stumpy and Dibley gave birth on the same day, surprising Monkey Tails staff!

Lower Primates Trainee Keeper, Jade Reddall, said: “It was quite a shock when we discovered the babies last year, we knew the births would be imminent, but we never expected them to arrive on the same day and it’s been great to watch them grow up together.

“They’ve become quite cheeky characters and are popular with visitors to Monkey Tails, who enjoy watching their playful antics.”

Keepers treated the boys to a homemade banana cupcake as part of their birthday celebrations.