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Primate Encounters

Primates at BCA Zoo:

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions we will not be running our Primate Encounters as they are at high risk of contracting COVID. If you have a voucher for this encounter and have not received an email from a member of our team please email us at

Get up close and personal with some of your closest relatives, meeting and feeding the cheeky primates that live here at BCA. Your experience will begin with a quick health and safety briefing before we head out on a guided tour, popping by to say hello to all our inhabitants. As you head around the zoo you will be taken in their enclosures to meet our Pygmy Slow Loris, the Goeldi monkey sisters, our three critically endangered Cotton Top Tamarins and our cheeky Squirrel monkeys who are always up to some sort of mischief. You will finally get to meet our Ring-Tailed Lemurs feeding them some tasty veg chips through their fence line.

This encounter is suitable for 7 years +.

Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. If no adults are taking part in the encounter one free adult spectator will be admitted per booking.

This encounter will last approximately 90 minutes.

Sturdy closed-toe shoes must be worn to take part in this encounter.

You are welcome to bring cameras with you to take photos however BCA accepts no liability for damage to goods.

We recommend ensuring you are up to date with your tetanus vaccinations before taking part in an animal encounter. It is your responsibility to check you are happy with the vaccination status of anyone in your party.

T&C’s apply.

Photos by Dan Tsantilis

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Tier 4 restrictions, we are now unfortunately closed to the public. If you have an encounter or tour booked a member of our team will be in contact shortly. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.