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Roger Williams Park Zoo adds golden lion tamarins and a pink panda

The Roger Williams Park Zoo has a few new people, tiny animals that could participate in an outsized part in the recovery of their endangered species.

The zoo very last 7 days announced the delivery of twin golden lion tamarins and the arrival of a crimson panda from an additional zoo. Both of those species are aspect of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Approach System to manage nutritious and assorted populations.

“Golden lion tamarins are a critically endangered species, so each individual start of a nutritious little one is incredibly major and regarded a gain for the species,” the zoo said on Facebook.

There are only about 2,500 golden lion tamarins in the wild, but the amount was even reduce in the 1970s, with just 200 in the wild, in accordance to the Smithsonian’s Nationwide Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.

Zan, a 3-year-old red panda, came from Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

“Intense conservation efforts” have assisted them recover and about a third of the golden lion tamarins in the wild are descendants of people elevated by people, according to the Smithsonian.

The zoo’s newest pair, Hildreth and Colin, have been born April 26. Their mother is Raff and their father is Kyle.