Babies Spring Up Around the Zoo
Spring has finally sprung at
The first arrival of 2013 appeared within the Goeldi’s monkey family, when Swela gave birth to her first baby with partner Luiz. The pair were introduced at Drusillas in 2011 and the new addition is making excellent progress. In the wild these small primates inhabit the dense rainforests of
The monkey madness then continued with the arrival of a silvery marmoset. The pearl coloured poppet was born on 25th March and has four older brothers and sisters at the zoo. The whole family is closely guarded by proud parents, Captain Jack and Hester and are part of the European breeding programme.
Just a few days later another mini monkey made an appearance; the red-handed tamarin was born on 28th March and is doing well alongside parents, Alice and Harry. Red-handed tamarins live in groups of up to 20 individuals and babies are cared for by all members of the group. In the wild, they inhabit the tropical rainforests of
Finally, zoo keepers made the happy discovery of a lovebird chick on 8th April. These colourful birds are native to