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Have night monkeys gone night night from US zoos?

Discussion in 'United States' started by DavidBrown, 4 Sep 2013.

  1. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Well-Known Member

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    Are there any douroucouli exhibits left in the U.S., or in the rest of the world, for that matter?

    There used to be a nocturnal exhibit for them at the San Francisco Zoo and I think that San Diego Zoo had an exhibit for them, but they are long gone.

    Have they died out or otherwise been eliminated from collections for some reason?
     
  2. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    They are reasonably widespread in Europe - Zootierliste lists Aotus lemurinus griseimembra in 20 collections, A. trivirgatus in one, A. nancymae in one, and A. azarae boliviensis in 13. At least two of those species look reasonably comfortable for the time being.
     
  3. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    Something of which I am very glad - Douroucoulis are a very attractive group. So far I have only seen A.l.griseimembra, but I hope to see A.a.boliviensis before too long.
     
  4. ThylacineAlive

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    Bronx had A. griseimembra but that was before the Monkey House closed in 2012. I don't know about now.

    ~Thylo:cool:
     
  5. cubsmaster

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    Milwaukee had at least one. Not sure if they have them anymore. Haven't seen them much in the exhibit in general anyways.
     
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    Cincinnati Zoo had an Aotus vociferans in 2004, and Calgary Zoo had an Aotus trivirgatus in 2005.
     
  7. ThylacineAlive

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    Cincinnati didn't have them when I visited, or at least I didn't see them nor saw a place for them.

    ~Thylo:cool:
     
  8. Moebelle

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    From what I've found (and from their website) Cincy had Nancy Ma's (Aotus nancymaae), and Black-headed Douroucoulis (Aotus nigriceps). They transferred them off in November of 2010 for the closing of the Nocturnal House and the opening of Night Hunters. Sadly, the night monkeys didn't make the cut.
     
  9. ThylacineAlive

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    I wish the zoo had them on exhibit in one of the Potto enclosures.

    ~Thylo:cool:
     
  10. Moebelle

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    I'm fine with the pottos being in Night Hunters, so I wish they replaced (or shared with) the galagos that coexist with the aardvarks and the fruit bats.
     
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    Virginia Zoo has them...I believe the female had a baby recently.
     
  12. ThylacineAlive

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    Which species?

    ~Thylo:cool:
     
  13. Moebelle

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    Black-headed I believe.
     
  14. JBZvolunteer

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    At John Ball we have a black headed night monkey that lives with our emperor tamarin.
     
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    Fairly certain a pair of night monkey (I don't recall the species) live with a family group of bearded black back saki monkey at the Dallas World Aquarium.
     
  16. perceptron

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    This (dated January 2013) says that the Santa Ana Zoo has Nancy Ma's. If I recall correctly, they were on exhibit a few years ago, but may have been taken off exhibit more recently. Either way, I have never seen them, just the signage
     
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    Capron Park Zoo has A. trivirgatus in their Nocturnal Building.
     
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    Looking back at notes, if the signage at the following zoos is accurate, then:
    Little Rock has Aotus lemurinus griseimembra and Aotus trivirgatus
    Omaha has Aotus lemurinus
    Dallas World Aquarium has Aotus nancymaae
    Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville, Indiana has Aotus trivirgatus
    Memphis has Aotus trivirgatus
    Also there is an unnamed species behind the check-in desk at the Capital of Texas Zoo near Austin. All these are from 2013.