Prosimians

The Prosimian TAG and the SSPs within its purview do not recommend prosimians as ambassador animals, under any circumstances. There are an estimated 15,000 privately owned nonhuman primates in the United States. Unfortunately prosimians remain one of the most prevalent species in the pet trade and the Prosimian TAG works diligently to educate our AZA…

Capybara

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris               Order: Rodentia          Family: Caviidae Natural History Information Range and Habitat The native range of H. hydrochaeris occurs to the east of the Canal Zone in Panama, and on the east side of the Andes in South America from Colombia and the Guianas to Uruguay and northeastern Argentina (Mones & Ojasti, 1986). The native range…