The spider monkey troop’s newest member Toque has settled in well to his new Auckland Zoo home, but not without first ruffling some fluff.
Three months ago 10-year-old male Toque arrived from Toronto Zoo, and is enjoying life as the male of his new family. Toque has always lived with a group of females, but never before with six of them! It has been a while since our females have had a male in their troop, and when Toque realised he was the only male he started a few dramas, but has since found his feet and the group adapted to him well. Toque has his favourite ladies – Helen, Julietta and Kelly – and our team is hoping to hear the pattering of baby spider monkey feet soon enough.