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'Heart of the Amazon' gets a new look!

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squirel monkey half widthHeart of the Amazon has under gone some fantastic changes to create a brand new look and feel at the home to one of our two groups of squirrel monkeys!

The redevelopment has seen the introduction of a new, higher climbing frame and generous green planting making the area a more exciting enclosure for both our visitors and its residents. The large glass walls mean you can feel as though you are immersed in the squirrel monkeys surroundings and new educational information and fantastic up close photographs help you gain a better understanding and learn all about them!

The Heart of the Amazon is located next to the Playa Patagonia viewing area and can be accessed from both the top and bottom.


If you are interested in adopting  a squirrel monkey please click here. You can also find out more about this species by stopping by the daily encounter with their keeper!



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