In January 2018 we were delighted to welcome two rescue common marmosets to our small animal zoo.
Colin and Leo joined us from Monkey World in Dorset, a collection that specialises in caring for primates rescued from the pet trade, and includes various species of chimpanzees, gibbons, orang-utans and monkeys. Common marmosets are members of the Callitrichidae monkey family and are native to Brazil in South America, mainly feeding on insects and plant exudatives such as sap and gum.
You can read the heartbreaking story of how Leo was first brought to Monkey World here: Leo's Story (PDF, 5.3MB)
Meet The Keeper!
Unfortunately we are not currently running Meet The Keeper sessions. Each weekend and every day during the school holidays at 11:30am you have the chance to meet our zoo keepers, and get even closer to some of our animals. You can learn about an animal’s lifecycle, diet, native habitat and will have the chance to ask as many questions as you like.
Entry to the Butterfly House and MIni Zoo (available for purchase at the gift shop):
- Adult £3.70
- Child £2.80 (under-3s free)
- Family of four £14
- Family of six £16
- Concessions/students £3.30