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Gettorf Animal Park

16. May 2017:

The Barbary Macaques move to their new home

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After a long construction period our Barbary Macaques were allowed to move into their new exhibit behind the monkey house on Friday, the 12th oy May. It had taken a long time until the construction work was completed, the enclosure was made escape-proof, and the interior had been decorated to the satisfaction of the keepers (and hopefully the monkeys as well).

Then finally the monkeys could move to their spacious new home in which the Barbary Sheep have been living for several months already.

The first week the monkeys had to pass in the inside enclosure – although already with a view of their new home. After the stress and the excitement of the move, they should settle down a bit and acclimatize before they were left into the large area.

But on May 16th the waiting had come to an end: the doors of the interior cages were opened and the Barbary Macaques were immediately outside and quite enthusiastic about their new home with the big tree trunks. Now we hope that our visitors will like the new enclosure as well as the monkeys and animal caretakers do …

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