Meet the Monkeys Walkthrough
The Meet the Monkeys enclosure covers an area of 1500m² and has been built to house a breeding group of black-capped squirrel monkeys in a habitat designed to recreate the Bolivian rainforests as closely as possible in the centre of London.
Opened officially at Easter 2005 by BBC comedy duo, The Mighty Boosh (Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt), the walk-through is open to the skies of the capital with no boundaries between the animals and our visitors.
This urban eco-safari has been designed so that it will develop and mimic the forests of Bolivia and the plants have specifically been chosen for their scent and fruits that will provide enrichment to the animals.
It also provides inspiration for adults and children to find their inner monkey in a specially designed 'play area' which highlights some of the tools and movements our monkeys use to navigate their environment.
And that's not all: here at ZSL London Zoo, we have also designed a tree trunk hide complete with telescopes to allow visitors to feel like they are on a real safari in the centre of London!