Meet the UK's only Roloway Monkeys at Yorkshire Wildlife Park!
Roloway Monkeys are one of the world’s most endangered primates! The striking black and white Roloway monkey is native to Ghana in West Africa. Yorkshire Wildlife Park are home to a really important male and female pair from the European Breeding programme. Roloway monkeys are on the verge of extinction in the wild. They are threatened in the wild by hunting and loss of habitat. Rarely seen, they are part of the primate group known as Guenons, which includes the Diana Monkey. YWP are working hard to ensure this species does not face imminent extinction.
In 2020 Yorkshire Wildlife Park celebrated the first ever birth of a baby Roloway monkey in the UK. Baby Kumasi was one of only the Roloway babies born within the breeding programme anywhere around the globe that year.
IN THE WILD
Only around 200 Roloways Monkeys remain in the wild. Their protection is incredibly important to ensure the preservation of such a rare species facing imminent extinction.