Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Fresco3, 1 Jan 2018.
Monkey Life returns January the 7th on Pick for a new series.
Does anyone know what killed Ben? Also are any apes being relocated or arriving at monkey world to anybody's knowledge?
Maybe give last year’s thread a read through, you’ll find it interesting and I’m sure I answered the question there.
They are supposed to be trying to rescue 3 chimps I think but no idea on where, when or progress.
It said cardiac was that referring to a heart attack?
do any of you wonderful people have any of there old pin badges the ones with the red/orange highlighted area at the top of the card.
Have been in touch with the collection and they no longer have any in stock so was hoping some people on here may have some please get in touch if you have any you no longer require.
1.1 White Throated Guenon's have arrived from Beirut after being smuggled into Lebanon from Ghana. They were seized and handed over to the Animals Lebanon charity whilst arrangements were made to find them a permanent home. These are the only White Throated Guenon's in captivity outside Africa
@Nisha : Is that Cercopithecus erythrogaster or Cercopithecus albogularis (kept in Europe)?
I believe they are cercopithicus erythrogaster
I would agree that they were Erythrogaster, especially since the park's Facebook said they're found in Benin and Nigeria. Sad to think that their mothers were almost certainly killed, we gain a new species in the zoo community but the wild population takes a hit.
Do we know if they're related? Could they possibly be bred in the future do we think?
To be exact, they are C.e.erythrogaster. The pair are in an enclosure on the right at the entrance mixed with the ‘odd pair’ (patas monkey and ring-tailed lemur).
Just had a lovely visit to Monkey World. The new White-throated guenons are in a brand new enclosure directly inside the entrance to the right with Mica the Patas monkey and George the elderly lemur. There is a nice, spacious outdoor area with plentiful viewing windows, with the new housing behind (with no public access). When we arrived early there was no sign of anyone except Mica peering out from inside. However, when I returned after lunch one of the guenon was out, observing and tentatively exploring a little, whilst Mica and George were lounging amongst the shrubbery.
This was on the sign: "Benny and Nia: Benny and Nia are White-throated guenons (red-bellied sub-species) that were hunted and taken from the wild in Benin. They were smuggled out of Accra in Ghana on a passenger flight into Lebanon. At Beirut airport the pair were confiscated by Customs official and cared for by Animals Lebanon until arrangements could be made to move Benny and Nia to Monkey World. They arrived on 16/05/18 and we estimate they were born in 2016."
Did you get any photos of the White-throated Guenons? There don't appear to be any photos of this subspecies in the galleries.
I got a rubbish one - I will see if I can work out how to upload it when I get home (assuming I remember - memory like a sieve!)
EDIT: Incidentally, how do you pronounce guenon? I had been saying it to myself as "gwen-on", but the guy at Monkey World said "gwee-non".
Any news on any rescues or transfers to other zoos/ sanctuaries?
Out of curiosity, do you read threads before you post in them?
Yes I do I just wanted to know about upcoming arrivals or departures. I know Guenonnes have just arrived but any more animals planned to arrive or depart
Neither, actually. It is more like "guh-non" or "geh-non"
Yeah, I tend to say 'gwenon' out of habit but it should be 'gu' as in 'guerrilla' really.
I was trying to think of a word to use as a pronunciation example, and I couldn't - I really should have come up with guerilla!
There you go its answered for you.
At some point animals will arrive and at some point animals will depart. Afraid you will have to wait until it happens.
Separate names with a comma.