Animals & Attractions

We are currently home to a small group of grey-legged douroucouli in our Magic Forest exhibit. 

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 (EBS) programme.

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.

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