Zookeeper Report – Monkeys, Monkeys, Monkeys!

Babies are being born!

This Grivet was born on January 15, 2013 and more babies are being born at Southwick’s Zoo all the time!  We’ve recently had a Schmidt’s Guenon born on March 21, 2013 and a Ring Tailed Lemur on March 10th.  Grivets are very active monkeys and moms are know to “share” their babies.  Females will care for each other’s young, called allomothering.  Here at Southwick’s Zoo, many times you will see siblings pull each other’s tail, jumping around, playing chase and of course, annoying their moms!  They are such a fun and active group and we are happy to share them with you.

 

Zookeeper Michelle Reports – Baby Marmosets Born

Twins Born December 21, 2012!

On December 21, 2012 twin marmosets were born here at the zoo!  Right away mama had her hands full caring for her babies and this little one decided to be a rebel.  We do not know the sexes as it will take a few more weeks before we can determine the sex.  This little monkey decided to keep “wandering off” away from mama where he/she could not be properly cared for. To make sure the little monkey was getting the proper nutrition and care, staff had to intervene.  Hopefully soon he/she will be back with mama…right now mama is doing great caring for the sibling!  Marmoset monkeys are a very small monkey that only grow to weigh 8 – 9 OZ and are native to the Brazil area of South America.

Zookeeper Report ….Baby Monkey!

Primate Zookeeper Jess reported that a baby grivet monkey was born on September 27, 2012 and mom and baby are doing great.  She is a young mother so she is very active and a good mom.  She enjoyed the pumpkins from Zoo Boo days with the other grivets.  They had a great time playing with and eating the pumpkins!

Baby Grivet born 9/27/12

 

 

Baby Grivet 9/27/12

Mom and Baby enjoying the beautiful Fall Weather!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So lucky to get this snapshot to share with our friends!