USZA Commercial Facility Accreditation Standards (Continued)

Primates

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Additional cage or enclosure requirements for primates: In addition to requirements of this section, each cage or enclosure shall have an accessible device to provide physical stimulation or manipulation compatible with the species. Such device shall be non-injurious, and may include, but is not limited to, boxes, balls, mirrors or foraging items.

Prosimians

  1. Small (e.g., bush babies, loris, potto, angwantibo, tarsiers, and mouse, dwarf, forked, marked, and sportive lemurs)
    1. For one or two animals, a cage 4 feet by 4 feet, 6 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25 percent of original floor area.
    2. Each cage shall have perching area(s) and nest box(es) that will accommodate all animals in the enclosures simultaneously.
    3. Each cage shall also have climbing apparatus.
  2. Medium (e.g., lemurs: ruffed, cata, true, gentle, avahi, aye-aye)
    1. For one or two animals, a cage 8 feet by 8 feet, 10 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25 percent of original floor area.
    2. Each cage shall have perching area(s) and nest box(es) that will accommodate all animal(s) in the enclosure simultaneously. Each cage shall also have climbing apparatus.
  3. Large (e.g., sifakas, indris)
    1. For one or two animals, a cage 10 feet by 10 feet, 10 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25 percent of original floor area.
    2. Each cage shall have perching area(s) and nest box(es) that will accommodate all animals in the enclosure simultaneously. Each cage shall also include climbing apparatus.

New World Monkeys

  1. Tamarins and Marmosets
    1. For one or two animals, a cage 4 feet by 4 feet, 6 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25 percent of original floor area.
    2. Each cage shall have perching area(s) and nest box(es) that will accommodate all animals in the enclosure simultaneously. Each cage shall also include climbing apparatus.
  2. Squirrels, titis, owls, talapoins and similar sized monkeys
    1. For one or two animals, a cage 10 feet by 6 feet, 8 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25 percent of original floor area.
    2. Each cage shall have perching areas and nest box(es) that will accommodate all animals in the enclosure simultaneously. Each cage shall also have climbing apparatus.
  3. Medium-sized New World monkeys (e.g., capuchins, sakis, uakaris)
    1. For one or two animals, a cage 10 feet by 10 feet, 8 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25 percent of original floor area.
    2. Each cage shall have perching area(s) and shelter(s) that will accommodate all animals in the enclosure simultaneously. Each cage shall also have climbing apparatus.
  4. Large arboreal monkeys (e.g., howlers, spiders, woolly)
    1. For one or two animals, a cage 10 feet by 10 feet, 10 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25 percent of original floor area.
    2. Each cage shall have perching area(s) and shelter(s) that will accommodate all animals in the enclosure simultaneously. Each cage shall also have horizontal climbing apparatus.

Old World Monkeys

  1. Macaques, guenons, mangabeys, patas, languars, colobus, proboscis, simakobu, snub-nosed, and similar sized monkeys
    1. For one or two animals, a cage 10 feet by 15 feet, 10 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25 percent of original floor area.
    2. Each cage shall have perching area(s) and shelter(s) that will accommodate all animals in the enclosure simultaneously. Each cage shall have horizontal climbing apparatus.
  2. Baboons, mandrills and drills
    1. For one or two animals, a cage 10 feet by 20 feet, 10 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25 percent of original floor area.
    2. Each cage shall have perching area(s) and shelter(s) that will accommodate all animals in the enclosure simultaneously. Each cage shall have horizontal climbing apparatus.

Apes

  1. Gibbons and siamangs
    1. For one or two animals, a cage 10 feet by 20 feet, 10 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25 percent of original floor area.
    2. Each cage shall have perching area(s) and shelter(s) that will accommodate all animals in the enclosure simultaneously. Each cage shall have horizontal climbing apparatus.
    3. Wet moats may be substituted for the required fencing provided USZA written approval has been obtained. For island exhibits, wet moats shall be used that are no less than 24 feet wide, with 50 percent of the water having a depth twice the height of the tallest animal.
  2. Chimpanzees and orangutans
    1. For one or two animals, a cage 20 feet by 20 feet, 12 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 50 percent of original floor area.
    2. Each cage shall have perching area(s) and shelter(s) that shall accommodate all animals in the enclosure simultaneously. Each cage shall have horizontal climbing apparatus
    3. Wet or dry moats may be substituted for the required fencing provided USZA written approval has been obtained. For island exhibits, wet moats shall be used that are no less than 24 feet wide, with 50 percent of the water having a depth twice the height of the tallest animal.
  3. Gorillas
    1. For one or two animals, a cage 30 feet by 30 feet, 12 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 50 percent of original floor area.
    2. Each cage shall have a platform(s) large enough to accommodate all animals simultaneously; such platform(s) shall be elevated three feet. Each cage shall also have shelter(s) large enough to accommodate all animals in the enclosure simultaneously.
    3. Wet or dry moats may be substituted for the required fencing provided USZA written approval has been obtained. For island exhibits, wet moats shall be used that are no less than 24 feet wide, with 50 percent of the water having a depth twice the height of the tallest animal.
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