Things at the Little Rock Zoo are just getting wilder with the opening of a new exhibit with habitats for serval cats and Angolan colobus monkeys. The new habitats include a large yard and climbing structures for the zoo’s four colobus monkeys. A bridge connects the exhibit across a visitor pathway, allowing guests to view the monkeys from several locations.
“We’re so excited to introduce the Angolan colobus and serval to their new habitats, and to give Zoo members and visitors an opportunity to enjoy this experience,” said Susan Altrui, director of the Little Rock Zoo. “The colobus is listed as vulnerable which means it is likely to become endangered unless we act. This habitat serves as a teaching tool for the public to learn and understand what they can do to change that outlook for this species and for others.”
The serval is a wild cat native to Africa, weighing around 33 pounds. Servals have slender bodies with a long neck, a small head and large, slightly cupped ears.
To follow safety protocols, online reservations are required for any Little Rock Zoo admittance.