Friday, September 24, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 24, 2010
Contact: Cathi Decker
FOSAZ Executive Director
(714) 953-8555 x11
STORK VISITS SANTA ANA ZOO!
The "Home of the 50 Monkeys" in Orange County now has a brand new monkey baby!
The Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park is pleased to announce the birth of a white-faced saki monkey (Pithecia pithecia) on the 18th of September, 2010. The proud parents are Dakota and Aaliyah. The yet to be named baby is the sixth offspring of this pair. Mom, dad and baby, along with the siblings can be found at home in the newly refurbished rainforest exhibit at the zoo.
White-faced saki monkeys are a small to medium sized primate that ranges throughout the northern portion of the Amazon Basin, namely Brazil, Venezuela and the Guyanas. In the wild, seeds consist of more than 50% of their diet with soft fruits, leaves, insects and flowers making up the balance. With a wide distribution and lack of major threats, at this time white-faced saki monkeys are considered stable in the wild.
The new baby is on view for the public daily between 10:00AM and 4:00PM
at the Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park, 1801 Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92701.
Admission is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors and children 3-12 years. Children under three are free. For more information call 714-836-4000 or visit our website at: http://www.santaanazoo.org/.
The Picture above is actually Aaliyah with her last baby. At this time, we're still giving her a little space, but we'll have a picture of the new baby in a few days.