Aww! Baby Monkey Catches a Nap – on Piggyback

Nir Elias/Landov

updated 10/31/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 10/31/2011 AT 10:25 AM ET

Sometimes the best place to lay your head is on Mommy’s shoulder.

That’s what this 1-week-old weeper capuchin monkey decided this week while hanging out in its enclosure at Tel Aviv’s Ramat Gan Safari zoo. During a piggyback ride on 15-year-old mom Kopatch’s back, the little one tried to stay awake but fell asleep instead.

According to the zoo, the baby monkey is the first to be born at the safari park in nearly a decade. Not a bad reason for a nap!

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