Exhibits Red River Hogs White Tiger Elephants of Asia Proboscis Monkey Free-Ranging Orang Utan Pygmy Hippo Otter Tapir Sun Bear Chimpanzee Sungei Buaya Naked Mole Rat
Zones Frozen Tundra Wild Africa Fragile Forest Australasia Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia Treetops Trail Gibbon Island Primate Kingdom Reptile Garden Tortoise Shell-ter Tropical Crops & Orchid Garden

Gibbon Island

The primates along Gibbon Island are vocalist extraordinaires! There are the black howler monkeys, with their deep throaty cries, gibbons with their territorial whoops and red-ruffed lemurs with their signature ‘barks’.

 

Red-ruffed Lemur

Red-ruffed lemurs warn each other with a complex system of at least 12 different vocalisations. These alarm...

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Red-ruffed Lemur

Red-ruffed lemurs warn each other with a complex system of at least 12 different vocalisations. These alarm calls can be low grunts, gurgling sounds or cackle-like roars. They can even recognise the alarm calls of the other subspecies, the black and white ruffed lemurs.

Red-ruffed lemurs are among the most critically endangered species amongst the primates. Deforestation, hunting and the pet trade threaten the future survival of the red-ruffed lemur.

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White-handed & Agile Gibbon

Gibbons are usually monogamous. A male and female form a closely-bonded breeding pair and live in a...

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White-handed & Agile Gibbon

Gibbons are usually monogamous. A male and female form a closely-bonded breeding pair and live in a cohesive family group that includes their offspring. To strengthen their ties and re-establish territory, gibbons usually begin each day by singing a loud and lyrical duet that resonates through the forest.

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Black Howler Monkey

One of the loudest animals around, the black howler monkey is practically the sirens of the jungle with their...

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Black Howler Monkey

One of the loudest animals around, the black howler monkey is practically the sirens of the jungle with their thunderous calls, which can be heard 5 kilometres away! Vocal communication forms an important part of their social behaviour.

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Greater Flamingo

These flamboyant orange-pink birds reside in the waters surrounding Gibbon Island. Watch them as...

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Greater Flamingo

These flamboyant orange-pink birds reside in the waters surrounding Gibbon Island. Watch them as they stand perfectly balanced on one leg. This interesting behaviour helps them conserve body heat since they spend long hours in the water.

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