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Baby killers of the monkey world

June 15, 2011

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Cannibalism and infanticide are disturbingly common in nature and in one species of non human primate the females are the worst offenders. But what makes these revelations all the more shocking is that female moustached tamarins are not killing their competitors’ offspring, but their own. The moustached tamarin (Saguinus mystax) can be found in the […]

Getting to grips with life in Dublin

May 25, 2011

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Isn’t this such a great picture?! It was emailed over to me by my Irish friend BQ. It’s how I look when my head hits the pillow after a busy news day. This is two month old Kituba, who has only just been named officially by Dublin Zoo. For the first two weeks after his […]

First big steps for Tiny

February 18, 2011

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Three months ago I told you about the first baby gorilla to be born at London Zoo in more than 20 years (Postcode Lottery). The infant who still hasn’t been given a proper name yet, is affectionately called Tiny by the zoo keepers. At just over a foot tall the little fella is quickly outgrowing […]