Several new furry residents have arrived at the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, zoo officials said today.
The new species include a male Matschie’s tree kangaroo, six cotton-top tamarin monkeys, and seven straw-colored fruit bats, according to Zoo New England, which runs the zoo. The new animals arrived at the zoo last month, and have gradually been going on display during the past week.
“After such a long winter, we’re thrilled to present a robust offering of programs and experiences at Stone Zoo this summer and we hope that people will discover all that the Zoo has to offer, including visiting with some of the newest additions to the animal family,” John Linehan, president and chief executive of Zoo New England, said in a statement.
Stone Zoo recently renovated several parts of its facility to accommodate the new animals, Linehan said. The public can view the new additions at the recently renovated Windows to the Wild exhibit.
“It was a pretty big project, but we did it to assure that we are able to keep up with the environmental standards of our new animals,” Linehan said in a telephone interview.
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