ZSL London Zoo has welcomed a new arrival, a baby white-naped mangabey, born three weeks ago.
Born to parents Achimoto and Lucky, the baby is one of the world's rarest primates, and is a very important addition to the European Breeding Programme for Endangered Species (EEP).
The baby mangabey has been named Sheila, after dedicated ZSL volunteer Sheila Smith, who has volunteered at the Zoo for 13 years.
Dan Simmonds, ZSL's head of primates, said: Sheila Smith has been a devoted volunteer at the Zoo for more than a decade, and the primate team have always been grateful for her support and dedication to ZSL.
“We decided to name our latest arrival after Sheila to recognise her years of hard work with the primates; she often carries a camera with her when she volunteers, so she’s able to quickly snap amazing images of our new arrivals.”
Images © Sheila Smith ZSL London Zoo