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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I am happy to announce some exciting new-species news. We here in Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House recently received a pair of Moholi bushbabies. These charming little primates with their oversized eyes are currently behind the scenes getting to know one another.
Once their introduction is complete, the duo will reside inside the baobab tree between the bat and sand-cat exhibits. You won’t be able to miss them as they bounce throughout their exhibit.
While you might not be able to differentiate the two, they are male and female—a breeding pair—and we hope they reproduce, which would not only educate zoo visitors on mammal parenting but also bolster the small zoo bushbaby population. (There are currently only 14 individuals in North American zoos.)
We’re planning to have the bushbabies on exhibit in early September. Please stop by and say hello.
Curator of Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House
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