May – August: BABY SEASON

At Trentham Monkey Forest we aim to have between 6 and 10 babies born every year!


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 the ideal time to book a ticket.


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  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.

Social Media

Facebook – Trentham Monkey Forest
Twitter – @Monkey_Forest
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TikTok – @TrenthamMonkeyForest