Estela the spider monkey was rejected by her Mum. This meant of course that she couldn’t get her mother’s milk, consequently, she was not protected from any infections, it also means that she was very underweight. The wonderful people of Melbourne Zoo are doing what they can to try and save her. I hope all goes well for little Estela, and I wish all those that are trying to help Estela the best of luck.
Carers at Melbourne Zoo have been working around the clock to look after baby spider monkey Estela, who was rejected at birth by her mother in January. Picture: Alex Coppel. (Picture Gallery)
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Estela is learning to be a monkey from grandma Sonya. Picture: Fiona Hamilton Source: Herald Sun
Estela is now with Grandma Sonya.
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