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A black howler monkey infant clings to his mom's tail.

Where can I find that Zoo baby?

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. 

A cotton-top tamarin baby clings to the back of a family member.

Our New Cotton-Top Tamarin Twins

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.

A striped skunk, two-toed sloth and prehensile-tailed porcupine in a new Zoo habitat.

A New Home for Our Ambassador Animals

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.  

A Baird's tapir

Remembering Josie the Baird’s tapir

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.  

Cricket’s Journey to Diabetic Remission

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.

A howler monkey holds her baby

Welcoming a Black Howler Monkey Baby

Our black howler monkey troop recently welcomed a new bundle of joy: Baya the howler gave birth on November 29!

Woman in a Florida Tech t-shirt using a yellow target with a spider monkey for research purposes.

Unlocking the Mysteries of Primate Evolution

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.

A black howler monkey sits on vines.

Remembering Stormy

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.