It’s been a baby bonanza at our Zoo over the last few months! Read on to learn more about each of the new babies we’ve welcomed.
We’re ecstatic to announce that our cotton-top tamarin matriarch, Luna, gave birth to two babies in early January. Read more to learn how the troop is adjusting to this exciting change.
The habitat near our king vultures has been transformed into a new experimental space for five animal residents: the skunk trio, Shelly the prehensile-tailed porcupine, and Lorenzo the two-toed sloth. This is part of our new effort to provide our Ambassadors with even more comfortable, natural habitats while also creating more opportunities for you to get to know our Ambassador Animals.
We’re heartbroken to share that we made the difficult decision to euthanize our 30-year-old female Baird’s tapir, Josie. This was the final of many compassionate decisions for Josie from her animal care team over the years.
After our 22-year-old cotton-top tamarin patriarch, Cricket, was diagnosed with diabetes, his keepers and commissary created a new medically-approved diet. His assortment of daily vegetables and beans worked like magic, and he continues to live a healthy life with his mate and three sons in Rainforest Revealed.
Our black howler monkey troop recently welcomed a new bundle of joy: Baya the howler gave birth on November 29!
While taking a walk around our Rainforest Revealed loop, your interest may instantly be piqued by the antics of our black-handed spider monkey troop, our rambunctious cotton-top tamarin family, or our pair of elegant squirrel monkeys. While our primates are ideal ambassadors for their species, they’re also the key to understanding the evolutionary roots of behavior and cognition. Learn about Florida Tech’s cutting-edge research made possible through our partnership.
We’re sorry to share that we made the difficult decision to euthanize the leader of our black howler monkey troop, 19-year-old Stormy, due to advanced kidney failure.