Friday, November 4, 2011

First International New World Primate Symposium

On 17th and 18th March 2012 Twycross Zoo will be holding the First International New World Primate Symposium, giving the chance for Zoos and Colleges from all over the world to have a part in the unique opportunity to share knowledge and skill on this fantastic group of primates.

This symposium will be based at Twycross Zoo over a period of two days. Included will be time to take part in on site workshops on enrichment, enclosure deign and on browse feeding. This will be lead by keepers. To make this symposium assessable to all we have tried to keep registration cost low as we can so that everyone can be involved, so for the whole weekend which includes all talks and workshops as well as lunches and coffee's will be only cost £50 (Low cost local accommodation list can be available on registration)

We are also offering you the opportunity for your collection or any of your members of staff to present a projected or a poster presentation from the following list:

  • Nutrition
  • Hand - Rearing
  • Conservation
  • Veterinary
  • Animal welfare Husbandry of New World Primates
  • Training Enrichment
  • Stress management

If you would like to present at this symposium please write a brief summary about your topic or if you would like to attend this symposium please email Greg Clifton for a registration form at

(Closing date for presentation and poster is 1st December and closing date for registration is 6th February)

With your help we can unite and make a significant difference in the husbandry and welfare of New World Primates in zoos.

For Further Information Please Click HERE


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