Squirrel Monkeys head to new home

Squirrel Monkeys head to new home

#Animals, #Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Posted on 28th March 2019 by Media Relations

The six Bolivian Squirrel Monkeys that have called Taronga Western Plains Zoo home for the past six months have headed off to their new permanent home at Melbourne Zoo.

Their time in Dubbo was temporary and both keepers and visitors alike have enjoyed watching these very quick and agile monkeys. 

Keepers have really enjoyed getting to know the six Squirrel Monkeys’ individual personalities and learning more about their species. The team is sad that they are heading off however also excited to have Ring-tailed Lemurs returning to the Savannah Lake island.

Five Ring-tailed Lemurs males that were all born at Dubbo in 2016 and 2017 will move to the front island in early April.