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Photos: Very Special Baby Snow Monkey Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

By Mae Rice in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 18, 2016 9:10PM

Japanese macaque Izumi and her newborn (Christopher Bijalba / Lincoln Park Zoo)

Let's all say a collective "Happy zeroth birthday, unnamed monkey!" to the baby snow monkey, or Japanese macaque, who was just born at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

The monkey is so newly born, no one has figured out its sex yet—though zoo employees will find that out, and name it, soon.

Born to an 11-year-old female macaque named Izumi, the baby will be the tenth member of the macaque troop that lives in the zoo's Regenstein Macaque Forest.

Zoo-goers can see the baby in the forest's giant, tree-filled monkey habit—which is so vast it has its own microclimates—from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. At this point, the baby is so tiny and so literally attached to its mom that it's easier to see in person.

However, you can see its extremely special and wizened face best in this shot:

(Jillian Braun / Lincoln Park Zoo)

You can also try to glimpse it in this video, though the big, extremely visible monkey shown is Izumi. (She's cradling her newborn, but it's teeny.)