Once a stable group has been formed, this group needs more space and therefore, will be relocated. Until we have found them a home, the members of this group will live on one of our Primate islands. As the name already indicates, the Primate islands are four spacious islands, where several enclosures have been created. The outdoor enclosures are green, provide lots of space and contain more than enough climbing equipment. Plenty of fun to enjoy for our inhabitants!
For this reason, the Primate islands are not only a transfer station for groups awaiting outplacement, but they are also used for groups that are difficult to outplace. We have enough space to provide long-term shelter for primates.
Another important function of the Primate Islands is education. Visitors can walk over a footbridge between the islands and observe the animals from a small distance. On Wednesday afternoon and in the weekend the caregivers do AAPenpraatjes (Monkey Talks), where you can learn more about AAP and the animals.
We house various groups of animals, like barbary macaques, pig-tailed macaques, hamadryas baboons, olive baboons and rhesus macaques. Each island is designed in a way it can be used as one large enclosure, or two smaller ones This way, we can house up to 8 groups at a time.