The Binghamton Zoo is excited to announce another Species Survival Plan birth! The Geoffroy’s marmoset family welcomed a newborn on Thursday, September 27th.
Maxine (mother), Clark (father), and Finn (offspring) came to the Binghamton Zoo back in July from the Trevor Zoo on a recommendation through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Geoffroy’s Marmoset Species Survival Plan. Species Survival Plans are led by expert advisors that identify population management goals to ensure a healthy, diverse, and sustainable captive population.
Geoffroy’s marmosets are native to the forests of southeastern Brazil. They are a small primate with a lifespan of approximately 10 years. They live in family groups of up to 10, with all participating in carrying the young.
These primates are considered “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). However, widespread destruction of their natural habitat is causing their populations to decline.
The Geoffroy’s marmoset family is now on exhibit at the Wonders of Nature building. Try to spot the baby clung to one of the family members!
Bring the whole family to Howloween at the Zoo on October 6th, 7th, 13th, and 14th. Activities will include appearances from the Binghamton Police command RV and K-9 unit (Oct. 6th), Teddy Bear Clinic (Oct. 7th), appearances from The 501st Legion’s Garrison Excelsior (Oct. 13th), and meet and greets with Rowdy the Rumble Pony and Devil Dawg. Special event admission prices are $6 for members and $9 for non-members.
The Binghamton Zoo is located at 60 Morgan Road in Binghamton, NY. General admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 3-11. The admissions booth is open from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm daily and the zoo closes at 4:00 pm. For more information, call (607) 724-5461 or visit the zoo website at rossparkzoo.com.