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Taylor Swift arrives at Edinburgh Zoo

Two critically endangered cotton-top tamarins have been born at the RZSS Edinburgh Zoo to first-time mum Elf and dad Zecca and named ‘Taylor’ and ‘Swift’ ahead of the pop star’s performances

Taylor Swift arrives at Edinburgh Zoo

Article Source: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Last Updated: 6 June 2024 13:46

Two critically endangered cotton-top tamarins have been born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Edinburgh Zoo to first-time mum Elf and dad Zecca on Tuesday 4 June. Keepers at the wildlife conservation charity have named the tiny newborn monkeys ‘Taylor’ and ‘Swift’ ahead of the pop star’s highly anticipated performances in the capital this weekend.

Lorna Hughes, primate team leader at Edinburgh Zoo, said: “It is incredibly exciting to welcome our newborn cotton-top tamarin twins, Taylor and Swift. Unfortunately, the species is one of the most endangered primates in the world due to extensive habitat loss, so this birth is really special.

“Both parents will take turns caring for the youngsters, carrying them on their back for the first few months of their lives before they become more independent at around five months old.”


Edinburgh Zoo is also offering Taylor Swift The Eras Tour attendees 25% off zoo admission tickets from Friday 7 June – Sunday 9 June. More information is available at edinburghzoo.org.uk/taylor-swift

Image credit: RZSS

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