Nikko, Believed to be Oldest Snow Monkey in North America, Dies at Minnesota Zoo

Nikko, Believed to be Oldest Snow Monkey in North America, Dies at Minnesota Zoo Photo: Courtesy of Minnesota Zoo

October 16, 2017 04:15 PM

Officials at the Minnesota Zoo say Nikko, reported to be the oldest snow monkey in North America, died Sunday at what the zoo believes was age 34.

A release from the zoo states Nikko was born Sept. 11, 1983. He arrived at the Minnesota Zoo in 2001.

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The release states the average life expectancy for male snow monkeys is 34 years. For females, the average life expectancy is 39 years.

RELATED: North America's Oldest Male Snow Monkey Turns '30' at Minnesota Zoo

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