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World’s Oldest Patas Monkey at Racine Zoo

Julie, world's oldest patas monkeyJulie is a 27-year-old patas monkey who has lived her whole life in captivity at the Racine Zoo in Wisconsin. She is the world’s oldest patas monkey.

Patas monkeys are incredibly quick primates, reaching speeds up to 34 mph (55 km/h).  They reproduce starting at the early age of three years, which is imperative in the wild, where many patas monkeys don’t live past four years old.

So Julie’s 27th birthday on May 20 of this year was a spectacular feat.  Zoo keepers celebrated by giving Julie a banana and grape cake and a bag of wash cloths  (her favorite toys).

For more info: The Journal Times Online

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