Monkey Park in Tenerife
Described as the "biggest little zoo in the World", the Monkey Park Tenerife is an international breeding centre for endangered species of primates. Do not miss the chance on your holiday in Tenerife to visit The Monkey park.
Where this zoo differs from others on Tenerife, and worldwide, is the fact that you can actually walk through the monkeys cages and feed them and all the animals you see in this zoo, and you will quickly see that each animal has its own favourite food.
How to Get There
Monkey Park is situated in Arona. On the TF1 motorway take exit 26 then head towards San Lorenzo. Its less than 5 minute drive from the centres of both Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas. GPS Coordinates: 28°03'37.5"N 16°41'34.0"W Click to view on Google maps
Monkey Park is open every day from 09:30 to 17:00
Animals at the Monkey Park
Monkey Park houses a great collection of monkeys, with many different species on display within the park. You honestly haven't lived until you've had a Ring Tailed Lemur eating snacks from the palm of your hand. Sometimes some of the species get a lot bolder and will come and sit on your shoulder - especially the smaller monkeys, they have no qualms about jumping onto you and using their hands to reach into the bags of food.
Lemurs are only naturally found on the island of Madagascar. At the Monkey Park on a sunny day, you can often see these ring-tailed lemurs sunbathing in their “sun worshipping” sitting position. They sit with their arms outstretched and heads back to maximize exposure to the sun.
The gibbon is a small sized ape, found inhabiting the dense jungles and tropical rainforests across south-east Asia. Gibbons are small and lightweight monkeys that grow to around 90cm tall and weigh just 7kg.
Golden Lion Tamarin
The golden lion tamarin is a squirrel-sized monkey currently found only in a small area of Brazil northeast of Rio de Janeiro. Golden lion tamarins have claws instead of fingernails, a trait shared by all tamarins!
The Toco is the largest of the toucan family and is found in semi-open habitats throughout a large part of central and eastern South America. It can grow to about twenty five inches in length with a weight of about ten to seventeen ounces.
A macaw is the largest member of the parrot family, indigenous to Neotropical regions of Southern Mexico and Central America down into Central South America. Macaws are brightly colored with long tails, streamlined bodies and large heads with a hooked mandible or beak.
The drill is a short-tailed monkey up to 70 cm (28 in) long, similar in appearance to the mandrill, but lacks the bright blue and red on the face of that species.
The Squirrel Monkey is a small species of New World Monkey that is natively found in the forests and tropical jungles of Central and South America. Squirrel Monkeys grow to about 26-36 cm in length and weight around 0.75 kg to 1.1 kg.
Adults: € 10.00
Children (5-12 years): € 5.00
Llano Azul, Arona
Telephone: +34 922 790 720
Website in english: http://monkeypark.com