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ZSL London Zoo Colobus Monkeys Have Health Check

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: February 20, 2022 10:51 am

ZSL London Zoo Colobus Monkey Health Check

Vets at ZSL London Zoo perform a health check on a colobus monkey before it moves to a new home later this year

Photo Credit: ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo have shared images of their colobus monkey undergoing a health check before he moves to a new home in the brand-new monkey valley habitat under construction at the zoo.


Max, a nine-year-old eastern black and white colobus was given a full health check. After checking him from his toes to his ears he received a clean bill of health.


ZSL’s Head Vet Amanda Guthrie said: “Max had a comprehensive health check this week under general anaesthetic, to make sure he is all set to relocate to his exciting new Monkey

Valley home; after a dental check, x-rays, blood tests and even an ultrasound of his vital organs, he was confirmed fit and healthy and ready for his future move.  

 

“Over the coming weeks, Max’s fellow troop members will all get the same VIP health check an important part of the ZSL vet team’s work, which our young visitors will get a taste of this February half-term during Vets in Action.” 

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The ten strong troop of colobus monkeys will be moving to the new monkey valley habitat at the zoo later this year. Their new enclosure is located in the restored Snowden Aviary, a Grade II listed structure.

Opened in 1965, the Snowden Aviary was Britain's first walkthrough aviary. Keeping its iconic peaked form the aviary has been refitted to allow guests to walk among the monkeys.

Monkey Valley has been funded through a 4million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and donations from ZSL supporters.

ZSL London Zoo Colobus Monkey Health Check

Vets at ZSL London Zoo perform a health check on a colobus monkey before it moves to a new home later this year

Photo Credit: ZSL London Zoo

Learn more about Colobus Monkeys here – Colobus Monkey Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about ZSL London Zoo on their website – ZSL London Zoo

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