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Julio C Castro

Red Uakari

Male uakari on tree like hammock structure

Red Uakari
Julio C Castro, 17 Aug 2019
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    • Anniella
      Nice photograph of a species whose enclosure specs at the L.A. Zoo make it hard to photograph!
    • DelacoursLangur
      Anyone know what the group composition it? My guess would be that they are an elderly remnant of a former US population. It would be fantastic if it is a breeding group though.
    • jayjds2
      @DelacoursLangur only one female remains. Until recently it was her and her father, and before that, her mother.
    • DelacoursLangur
      @jayjds2 Shame, do you know anymore background on the US population. Do they breed very well?
    • jayjds2
      @DelacoursLangur well, the US population (and actually only population outside native range, I believe) is just the one animal. They were more widely kept in the past, as well as other uakaris, in both the US and Europe, but they’ve never been an especially common species. As far as I could tell, Zootierliste lists no breeding in Europe. I don’t know how widespread they ever were in the US but I think LA bred them a few times.
    • DelacoursLangur
      @jayjds2 Yeah I was referring to prior populations unfortunately. I had heard that it was a bit of a specialty of the LA zoo at one point so its interesting to hear that they had some breeding success, probably just not enough founders to be sustainable like their mountain tapirs :( .

      Real shame because both these species could really use more focus than the squirrel monkeys and capybara in the AZA...
    • Julio C Castro
      @Anniella thank you! I had to wait a bit to get a good shot due to him patrolling the higher area.
    • Julio C Castro
      @DelacoursLangur I don’t know what are the total specimens at the zoo although I’ve seen at least 2, a male and a female, on exhibit. The female is a little harder to photograph due to her wanting to hide in the darker areas or shade of the tree in their exhibit.
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