May – August 2023 – BABY SEASON
Barbary macaques are strictly seasonal reproducers. They do their mating in the Autumn/Winter time and have a gestation period of around 5.5 months. So births tend to land in Spring and Early Summer time.
If you’re planning to visit when a new-born baby is here, June/July is most likely to be the ideal time to book a ticket, to see one of our new arrivals!
We have young monkeys all year-round, but new borns are typically born in the warmer months.
Births generally take place at night in the trees they sleep in, so the team at Monkey Forest will most likely see a new-born baby for the first time when feeding the monkeys their breakfast in the morning.
New-born babies normally weigh around 600g and have an adorable red face and are typically a ‘fan’ favourite for visitors.
To book an online ticket in advance for baby season click here
If you’d like to adopt all babies to help protect them in the wild, click here
We will announce births every year as and when they arrive, so have a look out on our socials to be the first to know.
Monkey Forest is strongly committed to the protection of the species by:
- Raising public awareness for the need to protect this endangered species by giving people the opportunity to observe the Barbary macaques in a setting very similar to their natural habitat
- Developing educational information in order to help engage our visitors
- Working with organisations to help protect wild Barbary macaques, such as Barbary macaque Awareness and Conservation (BMAC) * Primate Society of Great Britain (PSGB) *