We wanted to share this wonderful photo of one of our adult black and white Capuchin females, with her newborn baby Capuchin! This is a wonderful site to see. She seems to be taking great care of the baby so we will keep and eye on her and make sure the baby is doing fine and is healthy.
Archive for the ‘Primates’ Category
FFWC Lt. Patrick Reynolds had a retirement party thrown in his honor here at our ZWF Facility! There was many FFWC and wildlife officials at the celebration. It was a very special honor for us to host this event at our facility. We had our tiger cubs and primates out for photo ops, and everyone had a great time! It was a wonderful party, and we were glad to have been a part of such an important event. To view more photos from this event then visit Pat Reynold’s Retirement Party Gallery.
Marley was part of a wonderful occasion this passed Tuesday! He was part of a Birthday surprise! The look on the Birthday Girls face was priceless as she got to hug Marley and take many photos with him as well. Marley loved all the attention he got! Marley is our White Handed Gibbon Ape. Animals bring great joy to any event so why not make your event that much more special by having a few of our animal friends at your special occasion or party! You will have people not only talking about it but also remembering it for years to come! To see more information on the services we offer then please visit our animal rental page. To view more photos from this event then visit Marley’s Birthday Surprise Gallery. Thank you for reading!
White-handed gibbons brachiate, or swing by the arms, from branch to branch horizontally and vertically. Their long, strong arms enable them to quickly change direction in flight and to catch a handhold if they fall.
To visit our Gibbons in person then come by for a private tour! Check out our tour page for more info on our packages!
ZWF was at the MardiGras Casino every Wednesday of this month (September). Yesterday was our last day there, and of course we had to leave with a bang! We brought both of our Lion Cubs, Abu & Simba, to the Casino for their photo sessions. Everyone absolutely loved the cubs! Overall we brought Nabha our Tiger Cub, Raven our Alaskan Tundra Wolf, Nigel our Crocodile, Marley our White-handed Gibbon Ape, Donna our Tufted Capuchin, and Abu & Simba our Lion Cubs! If you’d like to know more about the services we offer or want our wildlife at your next event, then visit our animal rental section. To view the rest of the photos from this event then visit the MardiGras Casino Gallery.
Here is Marley, our white handed gibbon ape. Claudia took this beautiful photo of him, as he was playing with her outside in the grass. Marley continues to grow up and get bigger! You can see and meet Marley in person on a private tour here at ZWF! Our tours are by appointment only. If you would like more information about our tour packages, then visit our Tour Page. To view more photos of Marley then visit Marley’s Gallery.
Marley was having a little fun in his usual evening bath routine. Very oddly, he actually enjoys being in the water and taking his baths! Marley is our baby white-handed gibbon ape. If you would like spend time with Marley at our facility, then come by for a private tour. We have many tour packages available and our tours are by appointment only. To view more photos of Marley then visit Marley’s Gallery!
- Howler monkeys are considered the loudest land animal.
- According to Guinness Book of World Records, it can be heard clearly for 3 miles (5 km).
- Howler monkeys are the only folivores of the New World monkeys. Howlers eat mainly top canopy leaves, together with fruit, buds, flowers, and nuts.
- As their name suggests, vocal communication forms an important part of their social behavior. They have an enlarged basihyal or hyoid bone which helps them make their loud sound.
- These monkeys are native to South and Central American forests.
- They rest about 80 percent of the time and are considered the least active of all monkeys.
- They live in groups of usually about 18 individuals.
- Howlers are called “congos” in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
- In Belize they are called “baboons”, although they are not closely related to the genus Papio, which usually carries that name.
- Howler monkeys have a short snout, and wide-set, round nostrils.
- They range in size from 56 to 92 cm, excluding their tail which can be equally as long.
- These monkeys weigh 15 to 22 lbs (7 to 10 kg).
- Howler monkeys have beards and long, thick hair which may be black, brown, or red.
- Unlike other New World monkeys, both male and female howler monkeys have trichromatic colour vision. This has evolved independently from other New World monkeys due to gene duplication.
- They have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years in the wild.
- Howler monkeys live in groups where the number of females is greater than the number of males. Groups may have only one male or several males.
To view more photos of Cassandra then please visit Cassandra’s Gallery.
On the 20th of August, The Zoological Wildlife Foundation was part of a wonderful “Quince” celebration at Jungle Island. We brought our two Lion Cubs and our Gibbon Ape (Marley) dressed in a Tux! The party was very nice and everyone enjoyed themselves and got a chance to take a photo with our cubs and Marley. The birthday girl also made her way into the ballroom holding our lion cub as her entrance to her party. Marley was also held in the entrance as well. If you’d like to rent an animal for your next event, then please go to our animal rentals page for more info. To view more photos from the event then please visit the Quince at Jungle Island Gallery. We also have a quick video clip of the party as well as some photos of our animals and handlers that attended! Check out the video here
Check out this video of our Tiger cub “Nabha” playing with our baby primates and dogs too! It is a very cute video, and very nice to see different species of animals interacting with each other and playing together as well. Nabha can do events; visit our Animal Rental page for more info. Visit Nabha’s Gallery to view more photos of her!