Carol-singing monkey at Paignton Zoo, Devon
13th December 2017
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We wish you a monkey Christmas!

Yengo, a male cherry-crowned mangabey monkey at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon, has been spotted practicing his carol-singing. 

This photo, taken by Miriam Haas, a keen photographer and Paignton Zoo regular, shows the 14-year old rehearsing in the run-up to Christmas.

 The species can be found in the Omo Forest Reserve in Nigeria, where Paignton Zoo supports an environmental education project.

 The cherry-crowned mangabey is listed as Vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, is on Appendix II of CITES and on Class B of the African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. 

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a registered charity. For more information go to or ring 01803 697500.

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