DUDLEY Zoo has welcomed a super-cute addition to its animal family- a brand new baby gelada.

The gelada, which is a type of monkey. was born on March 6 to 11-year-old mum, Jimma and 14-year-old dad Ebano and is the sixth gelada to be born at the zoo since 2014.

Senior Keeper Jodie Dryden said: “This is Jimma’s second baby so she’s already an experienced mum and the newborn looks to be thriving.

“She’s keeping a very tight hold of it at the moment so we haven’t had an opportunity to spot its sex, but we’re busy thinking of names.”

The zoo is currently home to four young male gelada, Billie, Ambo, Gimbi and Dendi, and a little girl called Kadida as part of the zoo's European Endangered Species Programme.

Mum Jimma will carry the baby on her stomach for the first few weeks, before transferring it to her back.

The youngster will begin to gain more independence aged around five-months-old.