New Patas monkeys at Zoo Boise following monkey death

New Patas monkeys at Zoo Boise following monkey death

Credit: Matt Standal / KTVB

One of Zoo Boise's two new Patas monkeys peeks out from its cage on Thursday.

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by KTVB.COM

NWCN.com

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 1:49 PM

BOISE -- Two female patas monkeys have arrived at Zoo Boise from a New York zoo.

DJ and Kibibi -- who are sisters -- were brought to the facility after one of the zoo's patas monkeys was killed in November.

Police say suspect Michael Watkins went into the zoo after hours and killed the monkey last month.

According to court documents, prosecutors say Watkins wanted to take the monkey and deliberately killed it.

After their quarantine, the new females will be placed in an enclosure within sight of the male.

If they are compatible, all three monkeys will live together in the primate house until a new exhibit is complete.

The new patas monkey exhibit will be located in the African plains exhibit near the giraffe barn.

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