Diana monkeys first came to Edinburgh Zoo in 1974. Although the original animals are no longer with us, we currently have a young pair, the male of which was born here and we are hoping will form a breeding pair.
Location in the Zoo
Our Diana monkeys can be found in the Monkey House.
Breeding Programme Category:
Diana monkeys are part of a European Endangered Species Programme (EEP), in which all the animals in European zoos are managed by a coordinator and a species committee. The animals are listed in a studbook, (similar to a pedigree) and their genetic status is studied to ensure that unrelated animals are paired together. Edinburgh Zoo is the coordinator for the Diana monkey EEP and also holds the International studbook for the species.