MEET THE AN­I­MALS

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE -

WHERE: Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head Rd, Mos­man WHEN: 9.30am-5pm daily TICK­ETS: Adult $46, child $26 (un­der 4s free) INFO: taronga.org.au cas­sowaries, pen­guins and pel­i­cans, along with guided bird walks and the free-flight bird show on at noon and 3pm daily. A new breed­ing group of cot­ton-top tamarins has taken up res­i­dence on Mary’s Is­land in the heart of the zoo. Likened to punks due to their dis­tinc­tive crest of long white hair, cot­ton-top tamarins are highly so­cial pri­mates found in the forests of north­west Colom­bia. Classed as crit­i­cally en­dan­gered, tamarinds have lost more than 75 per cent of their orig­i­nal habi­tat to de­for­esta­tion and are also un­der threat from the illegal pet trade.

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