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2015 Baby Animals Press Release

LAKE TOBIAS WILDLIFE PARK

Halilfax, Pa.

 

PRESS RELEASE – March 31, 2015

For Immediate Release

 

BABIES BORN AT WILDLIFE PARK

 

Halifax –  Even as a stubborn winter tries to rob us of our spring temperatures, new life is “springing up” at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park.  Numerous baby animals have been born at the park over the past few weeks.

 

The park’s cotton top tamarins, one of the most critically endangered animals in the world, recently gave birth to a pair of babies in the Reptiles & Exotics Facility.  The exotics facility also saw the birth of triplets to Maggie, a common marmoset.

 

According to Kelsey Tobias, one of the Curators of the Baby Animal Department, marmosets cannot raise more than two babies at a time.  “Our baby department is currently bottle feeding the third one and it will eventually be going to the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo in Maryland by mid-April”, said Tobias.  Tamarins and marmosets are the smallest of the primates. Another member of the primate family that recently gave birth at the park is the ring-tailed lemurs with one new baby.

 

The petting zoo has seen an abundance of births with more than a dozen baby African pygmy goats and five painted sheep lambs being born.  According to the zookepers, there are more lambs to be born.

 

Elsewhere in the park, the wallabies have added three new joeys, all still in their mothers’ pouches, while the axis deer have delivered a few new fawns and the Scottish Highland Cattle have added a new calf.  The largest  single litter at the park is the coatimundis ( a South American raccoon –type animal) adding five new babies to their family.

 

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park opens for the season on May 1, 2015.  For more information, hours and rates, visit www.laketobias.com.     –   30   –

 

Contact:

Jan Tobias-Kieffer

Director, Public Relations/Marketing

LAKE TOBIAS WILDLIFE PARK

760 Tobias Rd.

Halifax, PA  17032

717-362-9126

jan@laketobias.com