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

  1. garyjp

    garyjp Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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

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    Perhaps surprisingly, there are crab-eating macaques at the Southend Aquarium.
     
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  4. TriUK

    TriUK Well-Known Member

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    Drayton Manor?
     
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  5. redstarsmith

    redstarsmith Well-Known Member

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    Crab eating Macques can be found in Curraghs Wildlife Park in Isle Of Man.
     
  6. Dassie rat

    Dassie rat Well-Known Member

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    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)
     
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  7. Quincey

    Quincey Well-Known Member

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    Edinburgh Zoo still hold at least one Barbary macaque.