WCS's Prospect Park Zoo Debuts Geoffroy’s Tamarin Twins

Geoffroy's Tamarins Photo
Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo  Debuts Geoffroy’s Tamarin Twins

Brooklyn, NY – Dec. 20, 2012 – Two young Geoffroy’s tamarins hitch a ride on their mother’s back in their exhibit in the Animal Lifestyles building at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo.

The twins were born to experienced parents, and this is the second set of twins that the pair has produced.

Geoffroy’s tamarins are native to in central and eastern Panama and into Columbia and are sensitive to deforestation and habitat loss. The Wildlife Conservation Society works within this species’ range and in many South American countries to reconcile human development needs with conservation.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo – $8.00 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. weekdays, and to 5:30 P.M. on weekends and holidays, April through October. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November through March. The Prospect Park Zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. For further information, call 718-399-7339 or visit www.prospectparkzoo.com.

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on earth.

If you would like to guide your readers or viewers to a web link where they can make donations in support of helping save wildlife and wild places, please direct them to: www.wcs.org.


Max Pulsinelli: (o) 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org

Steve Fairchild: (o) 718-220-5189; sfairchild@wcs.org

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