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Renovations Underway for Tamarin Monkeys at Binder Park Zoo

Posted at 10:11 AM, Apr 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-23 10:11:18-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – A new exhibit space is set to open in late spring for a pair of cotton top tamarins at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek.

The Zoo’s duo, Dottie and Rio, are located in the Binda Conservation Discovery Center and that is where their home will be renovated thanks to a generous grant from the Binda Foundation.

These pint size monkeys are from the tropical rainforest of Columbia and the two that call Binder Park Zoo home have been living there since 2007.

The new exhibit will be inside giving guests the opportunity to see them in an outdoor viewing space. The indoor portion of the exhibit will also be enlarged and will have a new window to the outdoors.

The Binda Conservation Discovery Center will remain closed until the exhibit is finished.