The Thelma and Henry Doelger Primate Discovery Center (PDC) is home to some of the most endangered primate species in the world, including François’ langurs, black howler monkeys, siamangs, colobus monkeys, squirrel monkeys, and pied tamarins. Visitors can enjoy dual-level views of arboreal species that favor lots of vertical aerial space and high climbing structures. The lush outdoor yards provide spacious, natural areas for our patas monkeys and mandrills.
Many of the primate species found at the PDC are managed under the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plans. The exhibit helps demonstrate the importance of all animals in maintaining genetic diversity.