The Southern Tamandua in ZSL London Zoo Clore Rainforest enjoyed sleeping most part of the daytime in a nice dark box. Keepers later installed a plastic perspex window in the box which became dirty and scratched resulting in the Tamandua hardly being seen by everyone except any of the curious Golden-Headed Lion Tamarins or the Emperor Tamarins. It was a rare and felt like a great privilege to see the Tamandua out and about during the day. Orders came from on high that the Tamandua should start earning her keep and start performing for the paying general public. A few days ago, they replaced her old sleeping/home box with an open plan (open to viewing public) box. She did not like being made homeless, so she made her way to one of the old blocked up boxes and used her powerful claws to pull away the branches blocking the hole entrance and more. Thus she was able to gain entry head first with her tail showing last. Then turning her body around, she popped her nose through the entrance, saying ..... “Southern Tamandua 1 Zoo Management 0” before going back to sleep. A little side story: in the two old blocked up boxes the sloths used to go to sleep in these and again hardly be seen. Sometimes, the Southern Tamandua would go into the box and not be able to get out as one of the sloths would sleep above her. Thus trapping her! Today, Zoo Management has taken drastic action by cutting the front entrance of remaining two old boxes so they are as open planned as her new box. I saw her trying to hide her head at the bottom of the box (a bit like a nightshift worker, trying to hide their heads under their pillow to get some sleep away from the daytime brightness but to no available. She looked very frustrated in that she could not find a dark hole to sleep in and this resulted in her leaving the enclosure and walking the surrounding pathway and climbing up above the pathway in search of an elusive dark hole. “Southern Tamandua 1 Zoo Management 2” What I know about them is only from the internet so I shall quote from the internet: “The tamandua is mainly nocturnal but is occasionally active during the day. They are Nocturnal, crepuscular, or diurnal. It is thought to nest during the day in hollow tree trunks or in the burrows of other animals. These animals are solitary.” From this I get the sense they like a bit of piece and quiet during the day. I could be wrong so please correct me if I am wrong. I wonder whether she will dig her own hole in the ground although I understand they prefer to go inside ready made holes and go to sleep. My cat likes to sleep during the day and go out clubbing at night (who knows what he gets up to when he goes out). I would never dream of restricting where and what time he sleeps and how late he stays out. I could do but I don’t think he would be a happy cat. I do not like what they have done. I think they are putting the viewing public needs above that of this creature needs and putting her under too much undue stress. I have no qualification in Zoology or related subjects. What do you think? I’m I wrong? Maybe I am.