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Primate Talk

All monkeys are primates, but not all primates are monkeys!

Come along and see for yourself the rich diversity that exists in the primate world – marmosets, tamarins, lemurs, monkeys and apes. Hear directly from a primate keeper who’ll tell you what it’s like to look after these spectacular animals.

Primates have had millions of years to evolve their incredible diversity – from the tiniest marmoset foraging on the forest floor to the biggest orangutan swinging from tree to tree. Tail-length, eye-size, ear-shape, thumb-shape… Discover how each one is perfectly adapted to their particular niche in nature and what happens to them when nature changes faster than they do.

Primate Exhibit (Map ref: L8)
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