'Leggy' Rescued Spider Monkeys Thriving At San Diego Zoo

A trio of rescued spider monkeys and their new friends were “thriving” at San Diego Zoo in California, the park said, releasing adorable footage of the animals in their enclosure.

Footage released by the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance shows the young monkeys jumping around inside their enclosure and curiously sniffing the camera.

“Shy? Never heard of her. The trio of rescued spider monkeys are thriving at the Safari Park and have been joined by two new friends from the Houston Zoo. Each leggy little is growing fast and exploring every inch of the space as they test out their climbing skills,” the wildlife alliance wrote.

The trio of spider monkeys came to the zoo at two months old after being seized during an illicit smuggling attempt at the US-Mexico border, San Diego Zoo said. Credit: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance via Storyful