2 Endangered Cotton-Top Tamarin Monkeys Freeze To Death At Louisiana Zoo

By Jonathan Kaminsky
NEW ORLEANS, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Two monkeys belonging to a species that is critically endangered died at a Louisiana zoo after they were left out overnight in the cold by a caretaker, officials said on Wednesday.
The cotton-top Tamarins, weighing less than a pound and distinguishable by their shock of white hair, were among three that were kept outside overnight last week in temperatures that dipped into the 30s Fahrenheit at the Alexandria Zoo in central Louisiana.
One of the monkeys survived, officials with the city of Alexandria, which owns the zoo, said.
“This is a tragedy,” zoo director Lee Ann Whitt said in a statement.
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