Mandrills, obviously… They are the largest and one of the most colourful monkeys in the world. But why are they so colourful? It is the male Mandrills that can develop the bright blues, purples and reds on their faces and backsides. These colours indicate a more dominate male within the troop. The brighter the colour,…

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Hey everyone! For my blog, this week I am going to talk about a very special group of monkeys, the Leaf eating Monkeys. They live in a subfamily group called Colobinae and are typically found throughout Africa and Asia and are long-tailed, tree dwelling monkeys that depend almost entirely on leaves as the main part…

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December is well known for being a month of celebration, with Christmas fast approaching (less than 2 weeks to go everyone!), festivities and high spirits are all around. However before Christmas arrives there’s another, admittedly lesser known, day of celebration I’d like to draw your attention to! December 14th 2019 will mark the 19th annual…

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There are over 20 different species of macaques (Macaca) and here at Wingham Wildlife Park, we have one of these – Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). As we kick off International Macaque Week, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to this wonderful, fascinating and charismatic species! Barbary macaques are classified as endangered on…

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