i just checked over isis and had a look at our populations of primates in australasian zoos. i was pleased to see that (for a change) the last 6 months or so have actually seen our population grow significantly. worth noting is that; a young white-cheeked gibbon born at melbourne was moved to adelaide. meanwhile one of the perth pairs produced another offspring. this is looking good as now there are 4 pairs in the region and i assume adelaide will soon source a male to create a fourth. two more female lar gibbons "appeared" on mogos records. i assume they have been moved there join the lone female there. maybe they came from gorge wildlife park, who had been loaned melbournes lar gibbon family? the number of siamangs grew thatks to a couple of births. a male colobus was born at melbourne. a few new de brazza's popped up at mogo. i have no idea where they came from - guessing that they are the melbourne trio and that melb has forgotten to delete them from their records. a vervet was born at perth. a mandrill was born at melbourne. melbourne acquired some more spider monkeys (i think from adelaide). a squirrel monkey was born at taronga. a few brown capuchins where born (even though i thought they where phasing out!!). the cottontop tamarin population exploded and all those irwinphiles will be glad to know australia zoo benefited from the boom, receiving a trio from somewhere. mogo and perth seem to be proving that pygmy marmosets are here to stay - with both zoos recording twin births! 4 male ring-tailed lemurs have moved to monarto. and after perth sending its non-breeding ruffed lemurs to mogo, looks like melbourne has sent its non-breeding pair to perth?!!! in fact its not good news for the regions ruffed lemurs, i think there are no breeding females left in australia at all.