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Red Handed Tamarin

Red Handed Tamarin

About Us

Here at Chessington we have 4 Red Handed Tamarins. We have two males - Ralph (born 2008) and Heinz (born 2011) and two females - Ali & Sally (both born 2010). You can find them jumping about in our monkey walkthrough and there's a good chance you'll here their high pitched calls as well - especially when there's food about! They will nearly always be together as they are veru social primates and help each other forage for food and even raise each others young. As you can probably guess they get their name from their /yellow hands and feet and are sometimes called Yellow Handed or Midas Tamarins.


  • They can jump from about 20m up in a tree to the floor and remain unharmed.
  • Troops are usually led by a dominant female who is the only one allowed to have young.

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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