This is 2016: The year of the Monkey. According to Chinese astrology, if you were born in monkey years (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004) then you are intelligent, witty, and inventive -just like our primate friends!
Primates come in all shapes and sizes, but had you ever heard of a Bushbaby? They are the SMALLEST primates in Africa. Some are kept as pets because of their ability to bond so well with humans, but keep in mind this is a huge on-taking. They require very large amounts of attention, as they are very social creatures and need a multitude of enrichment. Bush babies are nocturnal animals found in the wild of Africa. They are prone to many zoonotic diseases including Tuberculosis and Salmonella and require very specific care. In comes the need for a qualified veterinarian!
Meet Benji in the photo above! Visiting with Benji is a joy, but the monkeying around is limited when providing high quality medical care. His owners are very devoted to his well-being and together we make sure he gets the care he deserves!