The Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park is pleased to announce the birth of a golden- headed lion tamarin on June 28, 2011.
Stork Visits the Santa Ana Zoo!
The Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park is pleased to announce the birth of a golden-headed lion tamarin on June 28, 2011. Closely related to the golden lion tamarin, golden-headed lion tamarins have a black body with a golden-orange face and hands. These rare monkeys are only found on the Atlantic coast of Brazil. Weighing less than 1 pound as adults, the babies tip the scale at about 1/8th of a pound!
Zoos have worked together for several decades on the conservation of this species. Captive breeding, habitat restoration and conservation, conservation education and reintroductions into the wild are all part of the international effort to protect this species. These births are a great boost to the conservation program. This is the first birth of this species at the Santa Ana Zoo. “The zoo keepers are proud to be part of the international conservation efforts for this remarkable endangered species,” says Ray Cosper, Zoo Curator.
There have been three “first of the species” births at the Zoo this year (2011), the other two being silvery langurs and the giant anteater.
The new baby is on view for the public daily between 10:00AM and 4:00PM at the Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park, 1801 Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92701.
Admission is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors and children 3-12 years. Children under three are free. For more information call 714-836-4000 or click here to visit our website.