July 26th, 2015.
July 26th, 2015.
I thought this species was no longer in North America. Interesting. I wish we could have more species that lion tailed and Sulawesi crested. How many did they have?
Pig-Tailed and Bonnet Macaques can be found in a number of non-AZA zoos and roadside menageries throughout the United States. I'm not sure how many of the monkeys Snake World has but all of the mammal enclosures at the facility are atrocious. The focus is on the 130+ snake species on display, which is an astonishing amount.
Thanks for the info. I never expect much from roadside zoos so I rarely visit them. However, I do plan to go to this one before I move from Texas, as it isn't too far away. I am mainly interested in the white lions, snakes, the New Guinea crocodiles they claim to have (is this true?) and now, these macaques. It will make my second macaque species (in this highly underrepresented family in AZA). I wish there would be a law to prevent monkey cages like this.
@jayjds2 This zoo is nasty with it's exhibits, but they are shifting their focus on the non snake animals now. In the past few years they have expanded, and built nicer exhibits, starting with the otters and now jaguars. They are trying to clean up the place for AZA accreditation, and according to them, will redo all there is to it now and make a nice, interactive zoo. I do not know about the New Guinea crocodile still being there, but last time I went all I saw was the siamese crocodile, american crocodile, american alligator, and some kind of caiman. Regarding the snakes they have a collection rivaling large zoos like the Dallas and Fort Worth zoo.
@d1am0ndback thanks for the info! I did manage to make it to this place before moving and I was disappointed in its exhibitry, though it certainly had an impressive snake collection. I wonder where they acquired the jaguars from. They've got quite a bit to do if they want AZA accreditation. A lot of their exhibits are horrid, incorrect signage is about (the anaconda sign was particularly funny). Furthermore, their present staff knowledge is somewhat pathetic. The keeper of the crocodilians was unable to tell me what species they were. I saw the same species as you, though happily saw New Guinea crocodile at a different facility last summer.
And to answer my own question from November 2015: the zoo had one pig tailed macaque and one Javan (fish-eating, or long-tailed; the sign listed all three names) in this cage.
Update on this exhibit- It is gone. Thank god.
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