(WXYZ) — Be prepared to have your day made.
A baby Japanese macaque, also known as a snow monkey, was born at the Detroit Zoo on April 23 to mom Carmen and dad Haru.
The baby's arrival is the first snow monkey birth at the zoo in nearly 13 years.
“Mom and baby are doing well,” said Scott Carter, chief life sciences officer for the Detroit Zoological Society, in a release. “Carmen is a first-time mom, but she’s attentive and doing everything she should. The baby is fully furred and alert and can sometimes be seen clearly when Carmen puts her down in the grass for brief periods.”
The baby's gender and weight are currently unknown as she is held close by her protective mom, but staff suspect she is a girl.
Her mom was born at the Detroit Zoo in 2002 and Haru arrived in 2016.