Zoo News

We have had the special arrival of a young unrelated pair of Lar gibbons! In the remaining wild rainforests of Thailand and Myanmar these tree living apes are running out of places to live and special breeding programmes exist in zoos to maintain them. The male “Nuramol” has arrived from Stuttgart zoo and the female “Jasmine” from Paradise Wildlife park at Broxbourne in Hertfordshire. They became a couple only recently as all gibbons live with their family until they are about 8 years old and they then have to go and find their own territory. Gibbons such as our lar gibbons are famous for their territorial call where the parents and their family sing a loud eerie territory call through the jungle letting everybody know where they are is their home! It will take many months for Nuramol and Jasmine to properly accept each other  but when they do their early morning duet should be heard over the Devon countryside at dawn break for at least a kilometre or two!

Just got back for the most fabulous day with our three children at exmoor zoo! This place is amazing, staff are so friendly and knowledgeable, even I learnt lots of new things....

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Visited with family with adults, a teenager and a pre schooler. Saw some wonderful animals but the best bit was the talks given by the education team...

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