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Japanese Macaque walkthrough at Olomouc 30/05/10

Outstanding enclosure, although the fully walkthrough bit at the top has not been open on either of my visits. This time you were able to cross into the exhibit on the bridge, though. The macaques have access to the full height of the trees.

Japanese Macaque walkthrough at Olomouc 30/05/10
Maguari, 2 Jul 2010
    • Maguari
      Outstanding enclosure, although the fully walkthrough bit at the top has not been open on either of my visits. This time you were able to cross into the exhibit on the bridge, though.

      The macaques have access to the full height of the trees.
    • snowleopard
      This does appear to be an outstanding enclosure! Do you know how many macaques there are, as well as the approximate size of the enclosure?
    • Maguari
      Not sure of the size (and I'm rubbish at estimating!) but according to ISIS there are 15.14.4 Japanese Macaques (only Rome, Tierpark Berlin and Tokyo Tama list groups of larger numbers).
    • Jabiru96
      Thats awesome!!!!

      Seems very large, do the monkeys come to you?
    • Maguari
      Not especially close, but then you could only go in as far as the little hut in the midground here. Not sure why the top wasn't open.
    • Jabiru96
      Oh, ok. Can the monkeys climb onto the path? If so, then the hut might be closed as a shelter for them if it rains
    • Maguari
    • Jabiru96
      That is great.....
    • Jana
      I would estimate the size of this enclosure to be some 2,5 ha = 6 acres (according to the zoo map).
      The upper part of the visitor´s path can be used only when a member of staff is present, it means normally on busy summer weekends. The macaques had learned to steal not only food, but also vallets or handys from the visitors, so that the zoo decided to limit the access to the walk-through part of the exhibit.
      I´ve uploaded some pics from my last visit (last weekend) when the whole path was open.
      http://www.zoochat.com/414/japanese-macaque-exhibit-159012/
    • Maguari
      Thanks Jana - good to know it does open up.
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