HODENHAGEN, Germany, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - After the world's most famous
white-headed capuchin was brought to the Serengeti-Park in Hodenhagen (Germany) last Sunday, he was put into quarantine, which will last
another three weeks. This is to be the future home of Justin Bieber's
monkey. Since 1995, the park has been home to Germany's only
white-headed capuchin family. Following his quarantine, the monkey will
be carefully integrated in this family.
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When it was decided on 17 May 2013 that Mally would stay in Germany, the
German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation opted for his permanent
home to be in the Serengeti-Park. Dr Fabrizio Sepe, Managing Director
of the Serengeti Park: "We are very happy about the newcomer and would
like to thank the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation for
placing their trust in us. We are making all necessary preparations in
order to ensure that Mally has the best possible transition to his new
home and has no problems integrating with others of his species".
The male monkey, who is just 23 weeks old and 1.3 kilograms light, is
well and happy. Due to statutory regulations, he first has to be put
into a 25-day quarantine. During this time, his keeper Jenny Niewöhner
(29) will be looking after him. And after that his new monkey family
will welcome him.
The Park has many years of experience in taking care of white-headed
capuchins. His new family is made up of three males and three females.
The little female ape Molly was born just recently, in February 2013.
This makes her about the same age as the newcomer.
"That works out well. We are convinced that the integration will go off
without a hitch", says Dr Fabrizio Sepe. "In addition, Mally is from a
totally different breed group. This diversification is a great
advantage for the further development of our existing group of
The Serengeti Park
Founded in 1974 as a family-run company, the Serengeti Park is today run
by the second generation of the Sepe family. The safari park in
Hodenhagen, which is a popular zoological garden, is home to Europe's
leading breeds of elephants and white rhinos. The two million
square-metre area, Continental Europe's largest reserve, is home to
more than 1,500 free-roaming animals. The park offers its visitors
various zones, allowing them to discover the animal world in all its
wonder as found on the African continent.
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SOURCE: Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen
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