“Batman Returns” at a Florida zoo.
In a blog post, the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, reported the birth of a spider monkey. But this isn’t just any spider monkey: the infant has a distinctive marking on its nose in the style of the “Batman” emblem.
The “Bat-Signal,” which depicts a silhouette of a bat stretching its wings, is used as a distress signal to call Batman throughout the DC Comics series.
On April 15, a strikingly marked baby was born to 31-year-old female Rochelle and 25-year-old male Shooter.
“The youngling is thriving well, clinging to mum and breastfeeding well,” the zoo stated. The sex of the baby monkey is yet unknown. The zoo stated that Rochelle is a seasoned mother, and that other members of the spider monkey tribe had visited the mother and kid.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, black spider monkeys, which are distributed throughout eastern South America, are “vulnerable” to extinction. Because to the degradation of tropical rainforests and poaching, their number has plummeted.
According to the Brevard Zoo, “every Zoo birth is a precaution against losing these rare animals in their native range.”