Environmental Enrichment for Captive Primates: Recent Article on the Importance of Gum for Zoo Monkeys

By: Kristin Abt A recent article in the journal, Zoo Biology, discusses the current lack of gum enrichment for certain primate species in a captive setting that is in contrast to their wild behavior. Huber and Lewis (2011) surveyed zoos at an international scale to assess the occurrence and methods of “gum-based enrichment.” They identify... Continue Reading →

Albino Pygmy Marmosets Twins Born

I have a bit of good news bad news. First the good. On September 1st, 2006, the Frösö Zoo in Ostersund, Sweden welcomed the birth of two albino pygmy marmoset twins. These pygmy marmosets are exceedingly rare, and it is not because they're twins... pygmy marmosets are typically born in pairs. The significance of their... Continue Reading →

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