New Residents at the Binghamton Zoo
The Binghamton Zoo has many exciting things going on. They have a new director, Binghamton University biology degree-holder Jackie Peeler. She'll take over at the beginning of the year.
They also have added two new residents. It's the arrival of Estrella and Hogan, two Geoffroy’s marmosets. The six year old marmosets came to the Binghamton Zoo on a breeding recommendation through the AZA’s Geoffroy’s Marmoset Species Survival Plan.
Estrella comes from the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago and Hogan comes from the Staten Island Zoo in New York. Both have been at the Binghamton Zoo for a month going through a quarantine period.
Geoffroy’s marmosets come from the forests of southeastern Brazil. They are omnivorous, feeding on fruit, insects, plant gum, flowers, nectar, frogs, lizards, and spiders.
Geoffroy’s marmosets typically give birth to twins, but 1-4 babies are not uncommon. After they are born, the father carries the babies exclusively for the first week. They generally live about 10 years.
Come see Estrella and Hogan this Saturday and Sunday. You can see them in the Wonders of Nature area, near the howler monkey exhibit. The Binghamton Zoo ticket booth is open from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and the zoo closes at 4:00 pm.
America's 5th Zoo is at 60 Morgan Road in Binghamton.