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September 24, 2013: TWO RARE MONKEYS BORN AT SANTA ANA ZOO: Local Zoo Celebrates Birth of Colobus and Capuchin Monkeys; Continues to Advance Its Breeding Program for Endangered Species
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The Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park is pleased to announce the birth of a golden-headed lion tamarin on April 2, 2013. Closely related to the golden lion tamarin, golden-headed lion tamarins have a black body with a golden-orange face and hands. Weighing less than 1 pound as adults, the babies tip the scale at about 1/8th of a pound! These rare monkeys are only found on the Atlantic coast of Brazil and are on special loan from the Brazilian government. Zoos have worked together for several decades on the conservation of this species. Captive breeding, habitat restoration, conservation education and reintroductions into the wild are all part of the international effort to protect this species. "We are proud that the Santa Ana Zoo is a leader in the breeding of lion tamarin monkeys, this birth is a great boost to the conservation program" says Ray Cosper, Zoo Curator. The Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park has a special focus on South American monkeys and the family of five golden-headed lion tamarins is one of the fifteen species of South American monkeys living at the Zoo. The new baby is on view for the public during normal Zoo hours.
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