31 Jan '11, 9am

S'pore #Zoo welcomes new year with 11 rare #baby #monkeys

S'pore #Zoo welcomes new year with 11 rare #baby #monkeys

The Singapore Zoo welcomes the new year with a bumper brood of 300 baby animals born last year. They include 11 baby cotton-top tamarins, which is considered one of the world's top 25 most endangered primates. Other babies born at the zoo include the pymgy hippopotamus, and the two-toed sloth. The zoo spokesperson said: "The year ended with a bumper brood of babies at the Singapore Zoo with nearly 300 births and hatchings in 2010, which include endangered species like the cotton-top tamarin, pygmy hippopotamus and the Douc langur. "Considered one of the world's top 25 most endangered primates and classified as critically-endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the cotton-top tamarin is one of the few species that survives better in captivity than in the wild. Eleven cotton-top tamarins were born in the zoo last year. The park now has a thri...

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban...

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