With the completion of the Tropical Zone House construction to provide new homes for the nocturnal denizens, animals such as the Azara's night monkey
, fat-tailed dwarf lemur, and pygmy slow loris will soon come together and meet the public again.
Notes on the natural history, distribution and conservation status of the Andean night monkey
, Aotus miconax Thomas, 1927.
What Xenothrix may have looked like has been greatly debated, with suggestions that it looked like a kinkajou (Potos) or a night monkey
Genomic DNA was isolated using a standard protocol from heparinized blood samples from the following species: (1) Hominoid: chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and gorilla (Gorilla gorilla); (2) Old world monkey: rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta), cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis), African green monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops), colobus (Procolobus badius), and langur (Trachypithecus cristatus); (3) New world monkey: marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus), and night monkey
(Aotus trivirgatus); (4) Strepsirrhini: ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta).
Little Lottie is the newest baby Douroucouli (otherwise known as Night Monkey
or Owl Monkey) to be born in Twilight Cave, which is also home to free-flying Seba's shorttailed and Rodrigues fruit bats.
The newly discovered critters include a new species of night monkey
, a new kind of common shrew oppossum, and the "enigmatic porcupine," with quills much longer than other porcupines.