Zoo Primate Headed Out (This Time With Handlers)


"Benjamin" and his mother, "Thimble," shortly after he was born in January 2016. - MEMPHIS ZOO TWITTER
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  • "Benjamin" and his mother, "Thimble," shortly after he was born in January 2016.
A little one — not even two years old yet — was scheduled for a CT Scan Thursday morning.

Benjamin started having nose bleeds in his left nostril in May. Last week his head started tilting to the left side, he was a bit off balance, and he had mild tremors in his left arm and hand. He's already had blood work and digital radiographs but nothing out of the ordinary was found.

So, Benjamin, a Spot-nosed Guenon, was slated to take a ride from his home at the Memphis Zoo Thursday morning for a quick scan at Memphis Veterinary Specialists in Cordova. His handlers hope the scan will help them find a course of treatment for his condition.

Benjamin was born on January 1, 2016 to mother and father, "Thimble" and "Jerry." Benjamin's brother, "Grommet," was born at the zoo in July. The animals are all on exhibit in the zoo's Primate Canyon.

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