Safari West Wildlife Preserve
Santa Rosa, California
This is "Gizmo", a baby patas monkey born on August 5th, 2015 at Safari West Wildlife Preserve. His mother was very protective of him and an earlier attempt to see him failed as she kept him hidden. It was only later in the day when I decided to stay a little longer before returning home that we were incredibly lucky to see him out and about exploring his new world!
Here he is with his mother Izzie and sister Jasmine, who was born last year. Jasmine was very jealous and continually taunted the little guy, but he was well able to hold his own and would not let her get the better of him:)