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Three Squirrel Monkey Infants Swing in to Taronga Zoo

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: November 11, 2020 11:59 am

squirrel monkey infant Taronga Zoo Sydney

A squirrel monkey infant clings to mom at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Photo Credit: Taronga Zoo Sydney/ Lauren Pendry

Taronga Zoo Sydney’s squirrel monkey family is growing fast and shows no signs of slowing down. Three infants were born recently and more are due any day now.

The three latest arrivals were born within a week of each other. The first arrived on Tuesday the 3rd of November with the other two arriving over the weekend.

squirrel monkey infant Taronga Zoo Sydney

A squirrel monkey infant clings to mom at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Photo Credit: Taronga Zoo Sydney/ Lauren Pendry

The infants will grow quickly and within the next month keepers expect to see them being carried by other members of the troop which is known as ‘nannying.’ They will also start to take their first steps.

While they may still be hard to see the infants are now on exhibit at the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning. The best time to see them is at 12pm when they receive their daily feed.

Squirrel monkeys come from Central and South America where they may form groups with as many as 500 members. While they are not threatened they do face threats such as deforestation and collection for the illegal wildlife trade.

squirrel monkey infant Taronga Zoo Sydney

A squirrel monkey infant clings to mom at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Photo Credit: Taronga Zoo Sydney/ Lauren Pendry

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The infants will grow quickly and within the next month keepers expect to see them being carried by other members of the troop which is known as ‘nannying.’ They will also start to take their first steps.

While they may still be hard to see the infants are now on exhibit at the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning. The best time to see them is at 12pm when they receive their daily feed.

Squirrel monkeys come from Central and South America where they may form groups with as many as 500 members. While they are not threatened they do face threats such as deforestation and collection for the illegal wildlife trade.

squirrel monkey infant Taronga Zoo Sydney

A squirrel monkey infant clings to mom at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Photo Credit: Taronga Zoo Sydney/ Lauren Pendry

Taronga Zoo has created a free app known as Wildlife Witness which helps travelers to report the illegal wildlife trade if they come across it.

Learn more about Taronga Zoo Sydney on their website – Taronga Zoo Sydney

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