Small Primates

Ring-Tailed Lemurs

 

 

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100_0992Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Lemur catta, are indigenous to Madagascar which are found in large groups of up to 30 individuals. They are one of the most vocal primates so do not be s
urprised upon your visit if the lemurs are having a very loud conversation between them! Unfortunately they are endangered despite the high population found in zoos over the globe. The pet trade has depleated population numbers alongside habitat loss.

 

 

 

Lemurs are commonly seen in a number of zoos and in many circumstances some individuals may not always be compatable with one another which was the case with our lemurs. Each have come from groups where they have become outcasts, Beaver Water World has become their forever home where they can live out the rest of their days in peace.

 

 

Cotton-Top Tamarins

 

 

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Our two male Cotton-Top Tamarains, Saguinus oedipus, came from Tropiquaria Zoo due to lack of space for the the siblings to live separate from their related family, they came to Beaver Water World. This mischievous duo keep the staff at Beaver Water World busy due to their messy room antics!

This species is currently critically endangered due to pet trade influences and habitat loss. They do not make ideal pets as they are extremely fast and fussy in terms of their diet. They require specific needs that can not be provided in a home setting. They are extremely social therefore, should not be kept solitary.

Common Marmosets

 

Our common marmosets,Callithmarmosetsrix jacchus, are native to east- central Brazil. Our residents came in as individuals however; because they are social animals we decided to put the boys together! Nathan came to us from Monkey World as he became an outcast to his group. At the time he also had some health issues which have since been addressed and now lives with Hugo without any complications. Hugo was owned by a private pet collector alongside his 8 siblings. As these animals require specialist care, Hugo came to Beaver Water World so that we could provide him with the correct husbandry requirements.

Similarly to Cotton-top tamarins they are not ideal pets and although they are not endangered; the trade in these animals should be avoided to eliminate the risk. Keep an eye out for our cheeky boys upon your arrival!