The Primate Conservation Center allows visitors to explore some of the most interesting rainforest species in the world, many of which are endangered in their natural habitat and are enrolled in the national Species Survival Plans (SSP) program.
When the weather is nice and warm, you can watch the primates outside as they roll in the grass and jump on the many vines, rocks, and branches in their exhibit. During the cold Minnesota winters, there is a large indoor exhibit complete with viewing glass for visitors to watch the primates (and for the primates to watch the visitors).
Artwork in this exhibit:
Be sure to take a few minutes to admire each enclosure’s exquisitely detailed murals painted by local artists Pam Dull and John (Buzz) Buczynski.
- Angolan Colobus Monkeys
- Cotton-top Tamarin
- Callimico Monkeys
- Ring-tailed Lemurs