After covering more than 12,000 km, the two small specimens Saguinus midas, better known as Titíes de manos doradas, are now in Mundomar. These primates, each weighing barely half a kilo, are included in the Endangered Species Breeding Programme (EEP) developed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA), of which Mundomar has been a member for a year. The story of these two young males from Singapore Zoo goes back 6 months when the EAZA moved the need to house these animals in a new location. After much bureaucracy in which the sanitary authorities of Spain and Singapore intervened, the transport of the two marmosets from the Singapore Zoo to Mundomar, in Benidorm, took place a few days ago.
This new species already has a new facility in Mundomar that has been completely renovated to adapt to the requirements of newcomers. This includes: more vegetation, different substrates and structures for them to move around, various environmental enrichment activities to enhance their innate behaviours and stimulate their senses. In this way, the Benidorm nature park contributes, once again, to the protection and conservation of species such as marmosets, threatened by the destruction of their natural habitat due to the deforestation of the South American jungles from which they come and also as a consequence of the illegal traffic as pets, to which they are subjected.