Scots zoo names two newborn endangered monkeys after Taylor Swift

Edinburgh Zoo welcomed the tiny cotton-top tamarins last week and have now named them after the All Too Well singer.

Edinburgh Zoo has named two newborn monkeys after Taylor Swift ahead of the singer’s three sold-out shows in the capital.

The tiny cotton-top tamarins, which are extremely endangered, were born on June 4 to first-time mum Elf and dad Zecca.

In celebration of Swift bringing her Eras tour to Murrayfield this weekend, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland decided to name the babies after the star.

Taylor Swift will perform in Edinburgh over three nights.Getty Images

One of the tamarins will be named Taylor while its sibling will be called Swift.

Lorna Hughes, primate team leader at Edinburgh Zoo, said: “It is incredibly exciting to welcome our newborn cotton-top tamarin twins, Taylor and Swift.

“Unfortunately, the species is one of the most endangered primates in the world due to extensive habitat loss, so this birth is really special.  

The baby tamarins were named Taylor and Swift.

“Both parents will take turns caring for the youngsters, carrying them on their back for the first few months of their lives before they become more independent at around five months old.” 

Edinburgh Zoo said it is offering Taylor Swift The Eras Tour attendees 25% off zoo admission tickets from Friday until Sunday. More information is available at edinburghzoo.org.uk/taylor-swift  

STV News is now on WhatsApp

Get all the latest news from around the country

Follow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp

Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country

WhatsApp channel QR Code