Category: Alma Animals

Penne & Pesto our Pygmy Marmosets

Don’t laugh, you’d probably look startled too if you were the size of a mobile phone. It’s taken them a few months but pygmy marmoset (that’s Callithrix pygmaea for all you boffins) Penne and Pesto have finally settled into their new Alma Park Zoo home. The South American primates arrived in Brisbane from…

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Conchetta is a new mum!

CONCHETTA, the cotton-top tamarind monkey, has found happiness with a new man more than a year after her abduction from Alma Park Zoo while heavily pregnant with twins. The 12-year-old gave birth earlier this month, delighting zookeepers who feared she would never be found after she was kidnapped with her former mate, Tonto,…

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Simba becomes King of the Zoo!

BRISBANE’S Alma Park Zoo has welcomed a very affectionate dingo pup, named Simba. Young Simba is gradually being introduced to the Zoo’s resident dingos, Summer, Simpson and Sahara. Alma Park Zoo Curator Dr Heather Hesterman said Simba was settling well into his new home and had already become a favourite among staff and visitors….

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Cuddly Bonnie & Clyde settle in at Alma

It is not often you associate the names “Bonnie and Clyde” with “cute and cuddly”, however at Alma Park Zoo, it is the new Southern Koalas which have been given the outlaw names. Arriving in July, Bonnie and Clyde and have already made themselves well at home. The Southern Koalas differ from the…

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Meet Queensland’s only Tapir – Alf!

Alma Park Zoo have announced the arrival of a very unique animal – Alf, the Brazilian Tapir. Tapirs are an ancient and unusual member of the hoofstock family, most closely related to horses and rhinoceroses, but having several features more reminiscent of elephants or hippopotamus. These large solitary mammals are native to the…

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Twins for Conchetta & Manny!

CONCHETTA, the cotton-top tamarin monkey stolen from Alma Park Zoo 18 months ago, has had twins.  It was her second pregnancy since her return after disappearing in October 2010. Her original mate Tonto was found bludgeoned to death soon after the abduction but Conchetta was missing for four months. Zoo curator Heather Hesterman said Conchetta’s tiny…

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Welcome Gomez!

“Gomez” the Emperor tamarin has flown around the globe from Aalborg Zoo in Denmark to Queensland as part of an important international breeding agreement. The Emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator) is a small South American monkey restricted to the forests of the Amazon basin in Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. Both males and females are…

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