Conservation Breeding and Husbandry of Callitrichids is a four day intensive course designed to equip participants with the necessary skills to successfully manage and breed primates, particularly callitrichids in captivity.

Who is it for?

The course is targeted at curators, keepers and veterinarians from zoos and other institutions (e.g. universities) involved in the captive management of primates.

What is the course content?

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Planning your captive collection: making the link to the wild.
  • Enclosure design, stress management and nutrition.
  • Past, present and future for callitrichid conservation and the role of zoos.
  • Managing animal health
  • Conservation and biology

Who will lead the course?

The course will be run by Durrell Conservation Academy in conjunction with Durrell's mammal and veterinary departments. Course faculty will include visiting experts in callitrichid husbandry and conservation. 

How will you benefit?

Durrell maintains a large and varied collection of these species and has decades of experience in their captive management and in-situ conservation. By working alongside Durrell's experts you will gain invaluable knowledge and establish a network of contacts working in primate conservation and husbandry.

Where will the course be run?

The course will be run at our headquarters in Jersey. A limited number of additional work experience sessions will be available immediately after the course, on a first-come first served basis.

How much will it cost?

The course will cost £450. This includes:

  • All course materials
  • Unlimited entry to Jersey Zoo during the course
  • Lunch everyday
  • A data disc containing copies of all course material

CPD hours

This course is Approved by the Society of Biology for purposes of CPD, and may be counted as 84 CPD credits.

On-site accommodation is available upon request for a further £43 per person per night including meals.

Please click here for detailed course information