Squirrel Monkey at Adelaide Zoo
Squirrel Monkey at Adelaide Zoo
Squirrel Monkey at Adelaide Zoo

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Squirrel Monkey Encounter is unavailable until further notice.

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Meet our clever monkeys!

Adorable, cheeky and fast, our super cute Squirrel Monkeys make the perfect lunch partners! Follow a primate keeper into our Squirrel Monkey exhibit and help feed these playful primates as they show off their speed and agility.

Experience the thrill of having these tiny monkeys jumping all around you and, if you’re extra lucky, sometimes even onto you in search of tasty treats!

Please note the minimum age for this experience is 8 years.

Highlights of this experience

  • Venture into the exhibit and hand feed our adorable Squirrel Monkeys
  • Witness their lightning fast movements and ability to climb almost anything!

Proportionally, the Bolivian Squirrel Monkey has the largest brain of all primates with a brain mass to body mass ratio of 1:17.

This amazing monkey lives in large groups, which have been known to reach 200 or more.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

Bolivian Squirrel Monkeys live in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Like many rainforest animals, this monkey is primarily threatened by deforestation, and the species tends to be captured extensively for the pet trade and for medical research.

By purchasing a ticket to our Squirrel Monkey Encounter at Adelaide Zoo, you are not only supporting the incredible species in our care, you’re also helping us raise awareness and valuable funds to safeguard their wild cousins. Part of the income generated from our Animal Experiences contributes to the work Zoos SA does in support of a wide number of conservation programs both within and beyond our gates.

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.


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