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Chimpanzee Lookout

Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
Distribution: Guinea and Ghana in West Africa, across to Tanzania in the east.
Status: Endangered and listed on Appendix I of CITES.

Chimp 18Chimpanzee Lookout has a large group of Chimps. They are all individuals, with totally different facial features and behavioural characteristics, therefore they can be told apart quite easily.

Currently there are 8 Chimps in Chimpanzee Lookout, 3 males and 5 females. To identify males from females you just need to look at their bottoms, as the females are the ones with the bigger bottoms. When a female comes into season her bottom increases in size.

Our Chimps are part of the ESB (European Studbook Programme) breeding programme

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Watch us grow

Re-development of Chimpanzee Lookout is now complete! Why not stop by and see the fantastic new outside area on your next visit?! Find out more here.

OPENING TIMES

4.30pm close or dusk if earlier (Except for Christmas Starlight Nights) 
Last admission to zoo grounds at 3.30pm

24th November, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd December - 7.30pm close - Christmas Starlight Nights
Last admission to zoo grounds at 6.30pm

Click here for further closing times

 

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