Meet the Monkeys
Go in with the monkeys and observe them in their natural habitat.
The enclosure covers an area of 1500m² and houses 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.
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, the plants have specifically been chosen for their scent and fruits that will provide enrichment to the animals.
Our squirrel monkeys
The black-capped or Bolivian squirrel monkeys you will find in Meet the Monkeys are actually threatened in the wild.
Shady monkeys steal visitors sunglasses
ZSL London Zoo’s mischievous Bolivian squirrel monkeys are fast becoming fashionistas – after keepers discovered them stealing visitors’ sunglasses.
Monkeys on film
By adopting an animal from ZSL, you are helping us look after the animals at the Zoo as well as help conserve animals worldwide.
- Black capped or Bolivian squirrel monkeys live in multi-male, multi-female groups and are considered to be the most active, social and vocal of all the squirrel monkeys
- Unique to this species is their 'girren' call
- Squirrel monkeys have proportionally the largest brains of all primates!
- Our squirrel monkeys are part of the European Endangered Species Programme