Topeka Zoo

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Topeka Zoo officials are denying claims that the zoo's two elephants are suffering from a lack of social interaction.

Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wrote to Topeka Zoo director Brendan Wiley earlier this month, asking for a meeting to discuss elephants Tembo and Sunda, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. They say the elephants are "afflicted with loneliness, boredom, and depression," and need a third elephant to interact with.

Topeka Zoo Welcomes Twin Baby Golden Lion Tamarins

Jul 11, 2013
Topeka Zoo

The Topeka Zoo says it's happy to announce that a 3-year-old golden lion tamarin named Devra gave birth to twins Wednesday.

She and the babies' father, Charlie, are first-time parents. They arrived in Topeka in December as part of the Golden Lion Tamarin Species Survival Plan.

The zoo says it will post updates and daily pictures of the baby monkeys on its Facebook page.