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Geoffrey's Marmoset

Come and meet us in the monkey walk through
Geoffrey's Marmoset

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At Chessington we have three Ge­of­froy's marmosets that live in the monkey walkthrough with the saki monkeys and red-handed tamarins. The geoffroys may be small but are easy to spot due to their fluffy white tufts on either side of their head and distinctive pattern. They inhabit a variety of forest types, are arboreal and have claw-like nails that help them cling vertically to trees, run across branches and leap between trees. Due to their small size, this makes them vulnerable to predators such as members of the cat family, snakes and birds of prey. Due to this, marmosets are vigilant and will alarm call to warm other members of the group that a predator is nearby. Geoffroys mar­mosets are om­niv­o­rous, eat­ing mostly vegetables, fruit, in­sects, and gum. Some of their favorite treats include wax worms, morio worms, dates and grapes!

FUN FACT: Twin births are common and successful in marmosets which is unusual for primates!

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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