Animal Lifestyles


Explore the lives and behavior of a diverse range of species, including Geoffroy’s marmosets, native to small fragments of rainforest in eastern Brazil. WCS works within this species’ range and in many South American countries to reconcile the needs of human development and wildlife conservation.

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Social Networking

Did you know that animals can have complex social relationships? The strikingly colorful lettered aracari roosts communally in hollowed out trees with other adults and their fledgling offspring. Hamadryas baboons learn social skills as they grow from the other members of their troop. This learning comes in many different forms such as play, grooming, and observation.

Comparing Casques

Wreathed hornbills have a series of ridges along their comparatively flattened casque called wreaths. Males are larger and more colorful than their female counterparts.

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Golden Lion Tamarin

These tiny, blonde monkeys, native to Brazil, are endangered, with only about 1,000 surviving in the wild. Prospect Park Zoo works with other zoos to increase the diversity and stability of the species.

Wreathed Hornbill

Wreathed hornbills have a brightly-colored throat sack called a gular pouch that is used to store food. On the males, the pouch is bright yellow, the females’ is blue.

Hamadryas Baboon

Hamadryas baboons are old world primates native to Northern Africa and Arabia. They live in troops led by a single adult male with a group of females and their offspring.

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