Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Manjano and Hanja

There have been two new Owl-faced monkeys born in the sanctuary in the last year. Breeding is not something we actively do in the sanctuary; in fact we would much prefer it never happened. However, our funds to use contraception are very limited and out facilities are also limited. This makes keeping males and females separate impossible. So we use the contraceptive implants we can afford for the chimpanzees and larger monkeys. These two little monkeys are both female and the youngest; Manjano which means yellow in Swahili, has a very peculiar yellow tinge to her coat. The older of the two is called Hanja which means brown. Hanja

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