Primate Conservation Center

Primate Conservation Center_lemursTake a trip to the rain forest as you enter the Primate Conservation Center. PCC offers visitors an up-close look at some of the most interesting species from the rain forests of the world. PCC is home to several primate species, many of which are endangered in their natural habitat and participate in national Species Survival Plans (SSPs).

In warm weather, watch the primates outside as they roll in the grass or jump on the many vines, rock work, and branches of their exhibit. For the cold Minnesota winters, there is a large inside exhibit area complete with viewing glass for visitors to watch the primates (and for the primates to watch the visitors).

Be sure to take a few minutes to admire each enclosure’s exquisitely detailed murals painted by local artists Pam Dull and John (Buzz) Buczynski.

Animal Fact Sheets

Check out these fact sheets to learn more about the animals you’ll meet in the Primate Conservation Center!
Angolan Colobus Monkeys
Cotton-top Tamarins
Ring-tailed Lemurs

The black-crested mangabey monkeys live in the two-story habitat in Zoo Central.