A southwestern Illinois woman’s dog and monkey apparently are fast friends, so much so that the primate takes umbrage to anyone getting too close to the pooch, authorities say.
St. Louis Zoo officials say choosing a name must wait until a gender has been determined.
Half of all privately-owned primates in the United States are in Missouri.
He’s the first colobus monkey to be born at the Zoo in 11 years.
Primate owners urge lawmakers to allow them to keep their monkeys.