Gizmo’s hot spot

webgizmo_3One-year-old squirrel monkey, Gizmo has found a hot spot to chill – next to the huge heating vent in Monkey Tails where he’s blasted by warm air!

Lower Primates Trainee Keeper Shaun Crompton said: “You can usually find him right by the vent, he loves it up there and stays really toasty.”

Squirrel monkeys are excellent climbers and leapers, spending most of their time in the trees in our walkthrough exhibit, using their tails to balance as move across the foliage.