There’s cause to have fun at Woburn Safari Park, with the thrilling arrival of three new Guianan squirrel monkey infants!
The infants have been born final week to moms Ringo and Tye, each aged 13, and Jammie Dodger aged 12, and takes the entire squirrel monkey troop at Woburn as much as 28!
All mums and offspring are doing nicely and displaying all of the behaviours that keepers would count on from new arrivals and up to date mother and father.
While the males present no parental care, the squirrel monkey infants will likely be depending on mum for nearly the whole lot for the primary few weeks.
Louise King, Keeper, explains: “Nursing, consolation and safety will likely be prime on the agenda for these skilled moms within the coming weeks. They’ll additionally present a snug place for little ones to sleep while they change into conversant in the remainder of the group and their new environment.
“Squirrel monkeys are a actually sociable species in order the infants develop and change into extra impartial we count on to see much more interplay with the opposite monkeys. We are able to’t wait till these latest infants are sufficiently big to affix within the enjoyable with the opposite playful primates!
Louise reported that siblings and different members of the troop have already proven an curiosity, and have been seen approaching mums and infants and looking out 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 at the moment listed as endangered, they face risk from forest destruction and fragmentation, so keepers are delighted that guests to the Park may have the chance to be taught extra about this species and the way they work together because the Woburn troop continues to develop.
The tiny trio received’t be sexed till the children develop and start independently exploring their new dwelling, however with a just lately refurbished enclosure that includes an enormous community of ropes, vantage factors, platforms, and feeding gadgets it received’t be lengthy till they’re confidently bounding about with their brothers and sisters!
Visitors can already spot the children out with their mums from the viewing platforms within the Monkey Mayhem enclosure, notably throughout one of many demonstration instances.