Taronga Zoo Sydney is thrilled to announce the beginning of six Bolivian Squirrel Monkey infants, bringing the whole variety of people at Taronga Zoo Sydney to 24. Typical of the species, the six infants have been born in shut succession over the previous fortnight, with the sixth and ultimate child arriving final Thursday 24March, simply forward of the Easter college holidays.
All six infants are doing properly and as anticipated are clinging to their moms’ backs completely. Taronga Zoo Primate Keeper Scott Brown mentioned: “We’re so delighted to welcome these six tiny however lovely arrivals to our troop. Over the subsequent week or so, the infants will probably be sticking to their mums like tiny little backpacks which makes for fairly a sight as their mums leap round their exhibit.
“For the second, company can see the infants with their mums, however over the subsequent couple of weeks the infants will probably be able to discover round their exhibit, and after they do, they’ll have their seven brothers and sisters who have been born simply final 12 months to indicate them the ropes,” says Scott.
Given the agile nature and protectiveness of the mums, in addition to the infants simply being simply over a week-old, Taronga’s primate group are but to determine the intercourse of the six monkeys, however it should solely be a matter of time till the group can and as soon as they do they’ll have the ability to give all of them names!
“As soon as we are able to correctly determine the intercourse of the six infants, we are going to begin the naming course of. We do have already got fairly a number of names in thoughts, however they aren’t set in stone, so watch this area!’ says Scott
The Squirrel Monkey exhibit is among the first displays visitor encounter on arrival at Taronga Zoo and is positioned subsequent to the Taronga Institute of Science and Studying. Whereas company can catch glimpses of the infants as their mums climb amongst the bushes, the very best time to see the brand new arrivals is at 12pm when keepers carry out a each day feed.
With the Easter college holidays proper across the nook, a go to to Squirrel Monkey exhibit just isn’t the one should see and do at Taronga Zoo Sydney. There are additionally two lovely Pink Panda cubs, 5 cheeky Lion cubs and one bigger than life bronze Gorilla who be part of greater than 4,000 animals on the shores of Sydney Harbour.
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