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Bolivian Squirrel Monkey

Watch these active, cheeky monkeys as they swing and play
Bolivian Squirrel Monkey

About Us

We have a group of 11 squirrel monkeys here at Chessington which can be found in Amazu. This group consists of one male, Pierre, and 10 females. We also have subgroup of 2 squirrel monkey boys that live in Children Zoo that are very confident, chatty and cheeky! Squirrel monkey groups consist of both males and females and group size can range from between 20-500 individuals, although split into smaller groups when looking for food. They are arboreal meaning they spend most of their time high up in the trees, although occasionally scavenge on the forest floor. Squirrel monkeys are omnivorous, meaning they eat both insects and fruits and vegetables. Their diet plays an important role in their ecosystem through controlling insect populations and for seed dispersal.

FUN FACT: Squirrel monkeys use chemical signaling and vocalisations to communicate; they can make 26 iden­ti­fi­able calls, con­sist­ing of chirps, peeps, squawks, purrs, barks and screams.

Latest information regarding Coronavirus

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Chessington World of Adventures Resort as a precautionary measure.

Have a short break booked before 25th April? We can move your stay date with no extra cost!
For guests with short breaks arriving up to and including 25th April 2020, we have relaxed our usual terms and conditions so you can now reschedule your break to another date in the 2020 season with no additional cost*. Please complete the form here including your booking reference and the preferred date you would like to rearrange your booking to. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
*Subject to availability, please provide 3 alternative dates in order of preference, dates allocated on a first come first served basis.

Have a park ticket booked before 25th April? You can use this for another day in 2020!
If you have a park ticket for up to and including 25th April your ticket will be valid for use on any date during the 2020 season up to and including 1st November 2020.

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