Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Rare Pied Tamarin Monkey Twins Born At Colchester Zoo

pied tamarinTwo endangered pied tamarin monkeys have been born at Colchester Zoo.

The twins, who have yet to be sexed or named, were born to parents Will and Grace who were paired last November as part of a rare breeding programme.

It is thought the population of the pied tamarin in the wild has fallen by half over the last 18 years.

"They're a very rare primate indeed, so we're absolutely thrilled to be successful with them so quickly," said zoological director Anthony Tropeano.

Full story here.

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