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Patas monkey

The patas monkey lives in the savannahs and dry regions of an extensive area of Africa, in southern Sahara. It is a ground-dwelling animal that only climbs to trees to sleep and in case of danger. It is the fastest primate, as it can reach speeds of more than 50 km/h.

It lives in groups of up to thirty individuals, in which there is only one dominant male. The rest of the group consists of females, young ones and infants. It feeds on fruits, seeds, roots and leaves, as well as insects and small vertebrates.

The male acts as watchdog and quietly warns the group when a predator is near.  While the females and young remain concealed in the grass, he creates a diversion by rushing in the opposite direction or by bouncing noisily in a tree.

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Open Hours 2023

The season is over.
We look forward to welcoming you again on Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022

  • 02.04.23 - 09.07.23kl. 10-17
  • 10.07.23 - 06.08.23kl. 10-18
  • 07.08.23 - 20.08.23kl. 10-17
  • 21.08.23 - 17.09.23kl. 10-16
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We reopen on Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022

The season is over.
We will reopen on April 2, 2023

Open all days
of the week
10:00 - 16:00.

Entrance fees 2023

  • Adults200,- kr.
  • Child, 2 - 11 years130,- kr.
  • Child, 0 - 1 yearsfree
  • Senior +65 years180,- kr.
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