Please note that we have been informed that there will be essential maintenance to the payment portal for payments being taken via our website. This is taking place on Wednesday 20 February 2019 between 4:45am and 7:00am. We advise guests who wish to purchase annual passes or tickets to do so outside these times. On behalf of our payment provider, we apologise for any inconvenience.


The Roadtrain at the zoo has, regretfully, broken down. As a result there will be no service around the zoo for the remainder of the school half term holiday as a minimum. We sincerely apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Admission Prices Inc. Donation Exc. Donation
Adult £15.95 £14.50
Children (3-15 Years) £11.95 £10.85
Under 3's FREE FREE
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £13.95 £12.65
Registered Disabled    
Child / Adult / Carer £7.95 £7.20

Opening times

We are open until


Find us

Sat Nav: NR16 2HE, Kenninghall Road

View Map


a donation

Find out more

Cotton-top Tamarin

Saguinus oedipus

Tamarins are small ‘New World’ monkeys. The cotton-top tamarin is so-named for its fluffy white crest.



Size: Head/body length – 20 - 25cm, Tail length – 33 - 40cm
Weight: 410 - 430g



These tamarins are found in areas of both humid and dry forest in northwest Colombia.



Fruit forms the main part of their diet and insects are also eaten. They use every layer of the rainforest, even descending to the ground to hunt grasshoppers!



Cotton-top tamarins live in extended family groups of up to 40 animals. After a pregnancy of 5 months, twins are most commonly born.



Cotton-top tamarins are seriously threatened in the wild due to the loss of their forest habitat through clearance for settlements and agriculture. In the zoo they are part of a European Breeding Programme to help protect their numbers in captivity.

Threat Level

Threat Level

Get to know more of our animals

Silvery Marmoset

Mico argentatus

Golden-headed Lion Tamarin

Leontopithecus chrysomelas

Golden Lion Tamarin

Leontopithecus rosalia

Emperor Tamarin

Saguinus imperator

View all our animals
Close Find us