Join our zoo community

Quick Macaque Question

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by garyjp, 7 Feb 2019.

  1. garyjp

    garyjp Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    30 Sep 2014
    Posts:
    1,113
    Location:
    Ware
    Ok My younger son is very fascinated by Macaques in particular barbary, rhesus ,crab eating and pig tailed - we are in Hertfordshire.so the nearest Barbary are at Woburn any ideas where the nearest ones from other species are ? We also regularly go to the Isle of Wight so Rhesus & Barbary are there but any suggestions please
     
  2. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2006
    Posts:
    17,752
    Location:
    england
    Crab-eating and Pigtailed Macaques are virtually non-existent in UK nowadays. Someone else might be able to give locations of any remaining ones.
     
  3. Tim May

    Tim May Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    16 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    2,008
    Location:
    London, England
    Perhaps surprisingly, there are crab-eating macaques at the Southend Aquarium.
     
    pipaluk likes this.
  4. TriUK

    TriUK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2013
    Posts:
    277
    Location:
    Devon, UK
    Drayton Manor?
     
    pipaluk likes this.
  5. redstarsmith

    redstarsmith Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    31 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    102
    Location:
    Douglas
    Crab eating Macques can be found in Curraghs Wildlife Park in Isle Of Man.
     
  6. Dassie rat

    Dassie rat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    2,004
    Location:
    London, UK
    According to Zootierliste, the following macaques occur in UK zoos:

    Barbary macaque England: Ilfracombe (Combe Martin Wildlife); Looe (Monkey Sanctuary); Newport (Owl & Monkey Haven);
    Trentham (Monkey Forest); Wingham Wildlife Park; Woburn
    Safari Park
    Scotland: Stirling (Blair Drummond Safari Park and
    Adventure Park)
    Wales: Begelly (Folly Farm Zoo)
    Crab-eating macaque
    England: Southend on Sea (Sea Life); Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
    Isle of Man: Ballaugh (Curraghs Wildlife Park)
    Wales: Caehopkin (Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary)
    Heck's macaque
    England: Bekesbourne (Howletts Wild Animal Park)
    Japanese macaque
    Scotland: Kingussie (Highland Wildlife Park)
    Wales: Caehopkin (Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary)
    Lion-tailed macaque
    England: Bekesbourne (Howletts Wild Animal Park); Bristol
    Zoo; Chester Zoo; Colchester Zoo
    Scotland: Dundee (Camperdown Wildlife Centre)
    Rhesus macaque
    England: Heythrop (Amazing Animals); Newport (Owl &
    Monkey Haven); Tamworth (Drayton Manor Theme Park);
    Warminster (Longleat Safari Park)
    Wales: Caehopkin (Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary)
    Stump-tailed macaque
    England: Eccleshall (Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre);
    Wareham (Monkey World)
    Sulawesi crested macaque
    England: Alfriston (Drusillas Zoo Park); Bekesbourne (Howletts Wild Animal Park); Chester Zoo; Dudley Zoo;
    London Zoo; Newquay Zoo; Paignton Zoo; Tamworth
    (Drayton Manor Theme Park); Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
    Jersey: Trinity (Jersey Zoo)
    Sunda pig-tailed macaque England: Tamworth (Drayton Manor Theme Park)
     
    garyjp likes this.
  7. Quincey

    Quincey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    2 Dec 2015
    Posts:
    530
    Location:
    Scotland
    Edinburgh Zoo still hold at least one Barbary macaque.
     
  8. Kakapo

    Kakapo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    3 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    1,504
    Location:
    Zaragoza, Spain
    You can just use this issue, ZootierlisteHomepage write Hertfordshire in the location, the wished macaque species that you need, and the amount of kilometers that you consider fair to travel to see them.