Prosimians

Monkey World is home to over 260 monkeys, apes and prosimians.  Prosimians are a group of primates from a different evolutionary path. “Prosimii” means “before apes”. The following are all the species of prosimians that we currently care for at the park.

Ring-Tailed Lemurs

(Lemur catta)

We have 12 ring-tailed lemurs at the park.  Several came to us from zoos as individuals that would not fit into groups, some have been born at the park and 2 were rescued from the UK pet trade. Eleven live together in Malagasy woodland walk and George, our oldest lemur, lives happily with a female patas monkey named Mica, and 3 red-bellied guenons.

Bengal Slow Loris

(Nycticebus bengalensis)

We have six Bengal slow Loris at the park living off show, as they are nocturnal. Nicki, Axl and Bruce were rescued from Hong Kong, Bu came from the Maldives and Nora from Lebanon. All were confiscated from the illegal black market pet trade. We have also had a birth as this species is part of the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme (EEP).

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