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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Oct 09, 2012
Location: Washington D.C., Washington, D.C.

Animal: Howler Monkey
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: National Zoo

Category: Animal Death, Animal health issue
Species: Primate

Summary: A baby howler monkey was euthanized at the National Zoo due to complications of metabolic bone disease. This disease can be caused by lack of sunlight and the zoo is looking into the monkeys' enclosure to ensure enough sunlight is getting through. A baby panda died shortly before this incident - cause unknown.

Source: Huffington Post

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