Explore the amazin African rainforest

A warm welcome awaits you in the 500 m2 Africa Dome in more ways than one. Apart from the tropical temperature, the ever-curious lemurs will be there to check you out, backed by a cacophonous chorus of brightly-coloured birds. Remember to look up as you make your way through the dome to see the busy weaver bird males competing with each other to build the most artistic nest in the hope of attracting the most discerning female. You’ll pass the playful colobus monkeys, before crossing a minor maze of paths across a stream hopping from stone to stone.

 

 

Eye to eye with the lemurs

Even though the lemurs may come close, there's no need to be nervous - well maybe you should be. If they feel threatened, they can secrete a foul-smelling scent onto their tails and then wave them under your nose.

 

 

Expressive faces

The colobus monkeys can make some very funny faces! In common with us, they use their faces to communicate to a great degree. You can tell from their facial expression what mood they are in. So if you see one of them staring at you with its mouth wide open, or even sticking its tongue out at you, don't be alarmed! They're probably making fun of you!