There’s motive to rejoice at Woburn Safari Park, with the thrilling arrival of three new Guianan squirrel monkey infants!
The infants had been born final week to moms Ringo and Tye, each aged 13, and Jammie Dodger aged 12, and takes the whole squirrel monkey troop at Woburn as much as 28!
All mums and offspring are doing effectively and displaying all of the behaviours that keepers would count on from new arrivals and up to date dad and mom.
While the males present no parental care, the squirrel monkey infants might be depending on mum for nearly all the things for the primary few weeks.
Louise King, Keeper, explains: “Nursing, consolation and safety might be high on the agenda for these skilled moms within the coming weeks. They’ll additionally present a cushty place for little ones to sleep while they grow to be acquainted with the remainder of the group and their new environment.
“Squirrel monkeys are a actually sociable species in order the infants develop and grow to be extra impartial we count on to see much more interplay with the opposite monkeys. We will’t wait till these latest infants are sufficiently big to hitch within the enjoyable with the opposite playful primates!
Louise reported that siblings and different members of the troop have already proven an curiosity, and had been seen approaching mums and infants and searching protecting over the tiny new arrivals.
Guianan squirrel monkeys are the smallest of the primate household Cebidae, and are present in tropical rainforests in South America. Though not presently listed as endangered, they face menace from forest destruction and fragmentation, so keepers are delighted that guests to the Park could have the chance to study extra about this species and the way they work together because the Woburn troop continues to develop.
The tiny trio gained’t be sexed till the kids develop and start independently exploring their new house, however with a not too long ago refurbished enclosure that includes an enormous community of ropes, vantage factors, platforms, and feeding gadgets it gained’t be lengthy till they’re confidently bounding about with their brothers and sisters!
Visitors can already spot the kids out with their mums from the viewing platforms within the Monkey Mayhem enclosure, notably throughout one of many demonstration occasions.