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This image provided by the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, shows Madonna, a squirrel monkey, with a 6-day-old baby on it's back at the zoo in Norfolk, Va., Friday March 15, 2013. Squirrel monkeys have the proportionately largest brain of all primates, with a brain to body mass ratio of 1-to-17.  (AP Photo/The Virginia Zoo)  AP
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This image provided by the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, shows Madonna, a squirrel monkey, with a 6-day-old baby on it's back at the zoo in Norfolk, Va., Friday March 15, 2013. Squirrel monkeys have the proportionately largest brain of all primates, with a brain to body mass ratio of 1-to-17. (AP Photo/The Virginia Zoo)

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Zoo’s squirrel monkey family has a new member.

A squirrel monkey named Madonna gave birth either late Friday night or early Saturday morning. The new baby was discovered Saturday morning by zookeepers clinging to her back.

Executive director Greg Bockheim says it’s the 19th squirrel monkey born at the zoo in Norfolk since 1967.

Other members of the zoo’s squirrel monkey family are the baby’s father, Jeebes, and four other squirrel monkeys. Two of the monkeys are set to be transferred to other zoos within the next few weeks.

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