Bede’s school zoo gives rescued Marmosets a new home

May 15, 2019

The Animal Management Unit at Bede’s Senior School in Upper Dicker has taken in two rescued Common Marmoset Monkeys.

The Marmosets, who had been living as pets in a small cage without outside access, were originally taken in by the Lakeview Monkey Sanctuary.

Mrs Helen Poyser, Zoo Manager at Bede’s Senior School, said; “Billy and Jack have come to us in a very poor condition – they are both very overweight owing to poor diet and little exercise. In the wild Marmosets live in stable social groups, so without company of their own kind and lots of mental stimulation they can become very stressed and unwell.”

Billy and Jack now have a new life at Bede’s Zoo with indoor and outdoor space, expert animal care, and an environment that mimics their natural habitat in the wild.

Bede’s is one of only a few schools in the UK with a zoo. Primarily used as an educational facility, Bede’s Zoo hosts over 70 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and invertebrates.

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