The San Antonio Zoo

1712 WordsApr 26, 20167 Pages
The message the San Antonio Zoo conducts is one of education, conservation and recreation. The Zoo’s commitment to conservation is undoubtedly demonstrated thought the large number of conservational programs they participate in and conduct.1 The educational aspect of the San Antonio Zoo is available to all guests, no matter their age. The education department offers private tours conducted with each animal’s specific keepers, and theme days where outside organizations are brought in to provide additional education and activities. The San Antonio Zoo has also recently purchased an elementary school which will they will transform into a nature based preschool for children ages 3-5 years old.1 I was given the opportunity to intern in the…show more content…
The wolf guenons share this subfamily with baboons, macaques, and Mangabeys. These monkeys are commonly found in the Democratic Republic of Congo and areas in Uganda.4 In these areas they tend to occupy lowland rainforest habitats. They are also found in swamp forests and secondary forests along riverbanks. They spend a majority of their time in the lower part of the rainforest canopy where they socialize, sleep and forage for food. Guenons are known to vocalize to eah other to maintain contact with their group, or to alert when danger is present. They usually live for about 23 years, and reside in family groups of one dominant male, and multi-female polygynous system.9 The Wolfs Monkey has darker grey fur on their back with reddish coloring along their hind legs, and a white belly. They have distinct facial characteristics that consist of a mostly dark grey face, white brow area, and yellow fur around the ear tuffs, as well as on their cheeks. The males tend to be bigger than the females and weigh about four kg, while the females weigh about two and a half to three kg. The black and white colobus monkeys (Colobus angolensis) are also a type of old world monkeys, but from a different subspecies: the Colobinae. Colobus spend a majority of their life in the upper canopy of primary and mature secondary rainforests in Central Africa along the
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