Oz the snow monkey was born 11 months ago at Central Park Zoo in New York. Mum Hannah and the rest of the family thought it was time Oz learned how to swim. However, little Oz wasn't too sure of the wet stuff to begin with and needed a little gentle persuasion from mum to join in the watery fun. The youngster appeared less than impressed when mum Hannah first slipped off the branch they were sitting on and into the water. Apparently not willing to take the plunge, Oz didn't seem too keen to join her - even when she tugged gently on his arm. But after some persuasion, and like any cautious youngster, Oz descended into the water using a handy log ... slowly and carefully submerging one part of his body at a time. Eventually, fully submerged with just his head showing above water. With the worst part over and done with, the happy youngster then spent some time monkey paddling around the pool. In fact, as his confidence grew the mischievous youngster even started jumping in and out of the wate. Once the fun and games were over it was then time to stretch out on a nearby rock to dry off in the sun. The brave youngster also got a congratulatory cuddle from mum and a tasty treat for his efforts.