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Dec 14, 2007

Hand-rearing and Reintroduction of an infant White-crowned mangabey

Hand-rearing and Reintroduction of an infant White-crowned mangabey from Flamingo Land Ltd

it is important when handrearing to reintroduce the infant to its own species as soon as possible

A white-crowned mangabey (Cerococebus atys lunulatus) was born at Flamingo Land Zoo, Malton, UK, on 11 April 2005.

On day of birth the infant was removed for hand-rearing after it sustained injuries from rough handling by its mother. The infant was hand-reared until 10 May when preliminary visual, olfactory, auditory and limited tactile contact was allowed with the adults.

The infant continued to be hand-reared in full view of the adults until 15 June when the process of reintroduction was initiated. Full reintegration occurred on 15 July 2005.

The processes used to hand-rear this infant white-crowned mangabey and successfully reintroduce it to its natal group are described in this paper.

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