Blair Drummond welcomes new baby macaque

The four-week-old macaque has been settling in well at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling.

Blair Drummond Safari Park 50th anniversary
Blair Drummond Safari Park 50th anniversary

Blair Drummond Safari Park has welcomed a new arrival.

Fia the baby macaque was born to mother Liberty and father Phil on May 25.

The four-week-old is proving a popular addition to the troop, the park says.

She is still “very small” and is still being carried around by family members – and unlike other species, males have a very active role in raising the young.

Keeper Steven Campbell said: “Fia is still very small and spends most of her time being carried around by her family members.

Fia keeps close to mother Liberty
Fia keeps close to mother Liberty (Andrew Milligan/PA)

“Unlike other species of macaque, the males are also active parents and are very involved in the rearing of young. You can often spot mum or dad snuggling baby Fia in the macaque drive thru.”

The enclosure is one of the most popular attractions in the park and visitors are able to drive through in their cars.

The troop arrived in Scotland from Gibraltar in 2014 and are some of Blair Drummond’s best loved residents.

Baby Fia is the latest generation to be born at the park.

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