We are currently home to a small group of grey-legged douroucouli in our Magic Forest exhibit. We have a breeding pair, a male called Meta who was born in 2004 and a female called Delzi who was born in 2006. Both of them arrived here in October 20010 as part of the breeding programe.
Since their arrival they have been very successful and we are currently home to six of their offspring.
Location in the Zoo
Our douroucouli can be found in the Small Monkey, Magic Forest exhibit.
Breeding Programme Category:
Our grey-legged douroucouli are managed by the European Stud Book programme (EBS)
In the Wild
Grey-legged douroucouli (Aotus lemurinus griseimembra) are the only true nocturnal monkey and inhabit the forests of South America. They are also known as the northern night monkey.
Their diet consists mainly of fruits, insects nectar and leaves. It is a small monkey measuing between 27 - 37 inches in body length, although it's tail more than makes up for this, in some cases it can be equal to the body length.
They have silvery or dark grey fur over their back, head and legs with three black stripes along it's head. and either a grey or brown underside. They live in family groups comprising of 2 - 5 individuals.