Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo welcomes first offspring of 2014

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Tampa, Florida -- Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo unveiled their first offspring of 2014 Tuesday.

The new additions, a tufted deer and two Angolan colobus monkeys, were born at the Zoo in the past month.

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The tufted deer came first, born on Jan. 2, and is the first of its kind born at the Zoo. Prior its big reveal, Zoo officials say the mother has been keeping the fawn safely tucked away in the barn, a common behavior to protect offspring from predators.

Due to warmer temps in the Bay area recently, mother and son have begun to venture into the exhibit allowing for the photo op.

The two colobus monkeys were born on Jan. 22 and Feb. 4.

Zoo officials say the oldest offspring was born to first-time mother "Whittney" and the youngest to her sister, first-time mother "August". Both infants, which are completely white at birth, were sired by adult male "Grimaldi". Within a few months, their coats will turn grey and black, then to the adult coloration. Colobus are easily identified by their glossy black fur accented by bright white on the cheeks, throat, shoulders, tail and sometimes chest.

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