The Monkey Pathways

The Monkey Pathways

« Discover the amazing primates! »

The primates: fascinating acrobats!

Moustached guenon
Moustached guenon
De Brazza's monkeys
De Brazza’s monkeys

Come and meet the monkeys, located in the ZooParc de Beauval’s historic pathways, between the penguins and the sea lion show. Barbary macaques, capuchins, moustached guenons, spider monkeys… Discover fantastic primate species and their unparalleled agility!

Golden-bellied capuchins
Golden-bellied capuchins
Mantled guereza
Mantled guereza

The territory’s star animals

Diana monkey
Spider monkey
Golden-bellied capuchin

Which is Europe’s only monkey?

I promise you one does exist!

Although we mainly imagine monkeys living in Asia, Africa, and South America, there is a species living in southern Europe, in Spain! This species is the Barbary macaque, also known as the Barbary ape. You can observe this mountain-dwelling monkey adapted to harsh climates at Beauval!

Barbary macaques
Barbary macaques
Barbary macaque
Golden-bellied capuchins

Did you know ?

A new home for the capuchins

A new adventure begins!

The golden-bellied capuchins have moved into their new playground: the island that previously belonged to the lion-tailed macaques. When not jumping into the air and racing around, the capuchins have fun as a family.

« I spent half an hour looking at some monkeys having a blast running up and down and in and out a pool. »

Wendy S - Jun 2017

Extraordinary pathways

Mantled guereza
De Brazza's monkey

Passing between monkey exhibits and wooded islands

Next to the monkey exhibits, wide, sunny pathways bordered by luscious vegetation await you. These are excellent places for observation, allowing you to take your time to enjoy the acrobatic antics of the primates in their play areas!

About 60 kg of food per day

About fifty monkeys

6 species

1 moustached guenon saved following a seizure

Beauval Nature is helping save the Barbary macaque

Classified as “Endangered” by the IUCN, the barbary macaque is threatened by loss of habitat due to intensive logging and land clearing. Further to this, the barbary macaque also suffers from illegal trade and persecution by local populations. 

The Barbary Macaque Awareness & Conservation association is supported by the Beauval Nature association and studies the relationship between local populations and barbary macaques. Shepherds are now tasked with locating populations of barbary macaques and monitoring them. Several other awareness-raising programmes have been put in place, especially in schools.

Barbary macaque
Beauval Nature

Do your part for conservation!

Sponsor an animal!

Becoming an animal sponsor allows you to form a strong relationship with your favourite animal whilst financing the conservation programmes supported by the Beauval Nature association. All money paid is allocated in full to the association and is then invested into one of the many species conservation programmes it supports around the world.

What’s happening in this territory?

Spider monkeys

Educational talks

Primates particularities

Approximately 7 minutes 10:45 AM

What is a primate ? How does it communicate ? What does these animals facial expressions mean ? What are the exotic pets?

Keeper for a Day


Keeper for a Day

Spend an extraordinary morning behind the scenes at Beauval!

Where can I see them in the park?

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Staying in the area for lunch?

La Roseraie - Restaurant - ZooParc de Beauval


La Roseraie

Taste scrumptious galettes and crepes on the terrace! Sandwiches, salads, ice creams, and drinks are also available at La Roseraie

Take the experience further…

Meet the ZooParc de Beauval’s animals during unique face-to-face meetings! Shows, backstage tours, working with keepers, there are so many different ways to get up close and personal with these fascinating animals!


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