Red Patas Monkeys

With their slender bodies and long limbs, patas monkeys are better physically suited for a life on the ground rather than up in the trees. They are one of the fastest primates, capable of reaching speeds upwards of 30 mph. Patas are recognized by a black brow ridge and nose, as well as by a distinctive white area surrounding their mouths that resembles a more human feature: a mustache! Commonly found on Safari, they will enjoy a variety of interactive opportunities with zoo guests.

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Red Patas Realm

Located in the savannah grasslands, you will find the Red Patas Realm.  This exhibit will serve as home to the Red Patas Monkeys.  The exhibit will feature a climbing tree, fallen logs, rocks and even a safari game ranger vehicle to climb on as well as a large grassy area to allow room for the monkeys to run.

Patas Pathway

Patas monkeys are the fastest primate on earth running as fast as 34 miles per hour.  This pathway runs parallel to Red Patas Realm allowing children an opportunity to race with monkeys.  In addition, this pathway allows the first glimpse of lions as they enter the Harambe reserve on their way to Camp Cowabunga.

Safari Game Ranger Vehicle

Climb aboard this Safari Game Ranger Vehicle and be on the lookout for pestering Patas as they sit on the hood of your vehicle.

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This tree will provide climbing opportunities for the Patas Monkey in their outdoor habitat.

Patas Play Room

Bedding down in the wild can sometimes invite unexpected guests!  In the Patas Play Room, watch as the Patas monkeys ransack a safari tent.  The play room will be viewable from the Arusha tent and sure to be entertaining for guests.

Patas Viewing Window

This window will allow guests to view the Patas Monkey from inside the Arusha tent. Views of both the yard and the dayroom will be visible from this window.

Patas Quarters

The sleeping quarters for the Red Patas Monkeys will feature four separate holding areas connected by both individual transfer doors and an overhead shift.  The overhead shift has a built in training feature that assists in husbandry cues, facilitating the overall health and relationship of the animals.  One unit is set up for an infant rearing area and introduction of new animals into a group. It has an adjacent service area where keepers can observe, train, and interact with the primate.