Last month I went to the Netherlands to visit family. I didn’t just get to see my immediate family, but also some more distant relatives: the inhabitants of Apenheul Primate Park.
The zoo is divided into different sections. The first section has a large colony of free-roaming black-capped squirrel monkeys.
Another section has free-roaming lemurs. Incidentally, the Duke Lemur Center, which has been covered on this blog many times, also lets their lemurs roam free in summer.
We love lemurs at The Finch & Pea. Here, have some more Apenheul lemurs.
This little tamarin got very close:
Many of the larger primates were kept at a safer distance by water, but had lots of space on islands.
These Barbary macaques had access to visitor paths within their section, but chose to stay a bit further away.
And finally, there are some non-primates at Apenheul as well, like this emu in the squirrel monkey section:
And these adorable baby capybaras!
I hadn’t been to Apenheul since I was a kid, and it’s become much larger since then. It took us all afternoon to walk around the park!
Apenheul also does a lot of work in primate conservation around the world, but that part of their website is only available in Dutch.