The team members at Dublin Zoo are celebrating the birth of a Goeldi's monkey. The new arrival will make its TV debut in The Zoo on RTÉ One on Thursday April 30 at 7:00pm.

The baby, who was born on March 3, weighs approximately 30g.

Zookeeper Susan O'Brien said: "We're delighted with the new addition. Inca, the mother, arrived to Dublin Zoo in 2012 from Banham Zoo in the UK and is a fantastic mother.

"She is keeping the newborn very close to her at the moment and swinging around the habitat with her new baby on her back."

She continued: "The baby is feeding very well on a diet of crickets, mealworms and waxworms. This may not sound so tasty to us humans, but the insects are fed a high-vitamin diet which in turn gets passed onto the Goeldi – a perfect diet for a newborn.

"In a couple of weeks we should be able to get close enough to determine the gender, but for now we are happy for the family to bond and get to know each other."

Goeldi's monkey

Goeldi's monkey