We are currently home to a group of 17 chimpanzees made up of Louis, David, Qafzeh, Kindia, Liberius, Cindy, Lucy, Kilimi, Rene, Paul, Frek, Sophie, Lianne, Heleen, Eva, Edith and Velu.
The group includes some Western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) which are very important to the captive breeding programme.
Velu is our youngest chimp that was born here in June 2014. As he gets older he is becoming more and more independent from mum Heleen, and is often seen out on his own interacting and playing with the other chimps.
Breeding programme category:
Our chimpanzees are part of the European Endangered Species programme (EEP)
Location in the Zoo
Our chimps can be found in our Budongo Trail exhibit.