Wild Animals/Pygmy Marmosets


arcticserenity wrote at 2012-12-04 07:19:12
Each state has it own law, and you could hold a class on the weekend that tells people in the area about the animals and lets them see them, you'd have to hold the class every weekend during a set period for it to be valid in case someone checks on it which is very likely for the first couple of years, but the class only needs to be thirty minutes. For me it would be easy to hold the class, but one week you could discus their diet in the wild versus in captivity, then another week about their breeding and care of the young in the wild versus captivity then there is a discussion on their natural enemies and living situations such as living with another monkey breed with similar eating habits (forgot its name) along with their behaviors and how they use their urine to tell other families that this area is theres and many more things which people may be interested in, most would be more interested in their behavior in the wild versus that in captivity and the change in behaviors as they age....also could discus their evolution and then compare it to the human evolution along with discussing how they can easily catch the colds and illnesses that we have/catch such as chickenpox and many more things.

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I can answer questions about wild mammals and other animals, as well as extinct animals and zoos. I am not an expert about every animal species. I can look up information from books and the internet, but can't verify if all the information is true. Please don't ask questions about: 1. Pets. I am not a vet. Please contact a vet if your pet is ill. You may need to spend some money if you want your pet to live. Don't get a pet if you don't know how to look after it and if you can't provide it with the space, food and possible companions that will help it live a healthy life. Don't take animals from the wild, unless they are ill and/or injured and you can protect them until a wildlife charity can help. It is cruel to take animals from their parents, especially if the parents will look for the babies, while putting their other babies at risk. You may be breaking the law by keeping wild animals or you may need a licence to look after some species. Please check with a local wildlife group. 2. Eggs: Please don't remove eggs from nests. The mother birds provide the right temperature for the eggs and won't sit on them if the temperature is warm enough for them to develop naturally. It is illegal to remove eggs of some species and, unless you have an incubator or a broody hen, the egg may not develop. If you are allowed to touch the eggs, you can candle them to see if they are fertile. If theys aren't fertile, they won't hatch. 3. Fights: Please don't ask about fights between different animals. These questions assume that individuals of two species fight each time they meet and that one species will always be victorious over another. This is untrue. There are cases where a live mouse has been fed to a venomous snake, bitten the snake leading to the snake's demise. 4: Diseases: Please ask doctors or other medical experts about diseases that you may catch from animals. I can't advise on how to deal with viruses, bacteria etc.


I have a zoology degree and have been interested in animals since I was two. I am a zoo volunteer at London Zoo. I have appeared on a BBC Radio Quiz, 'Wildbrain'.

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