Diana Monkey

Cercopithecus diana

Under threat

The Diana monkey is preyed on by leopards, snakes and raptors, but humans are its greatest enemy as they are destroying large swathes of the primate’s native forest. Diana monkeys are also hunted for their highly prized meat.


  • Origin

    Africa: Sierra Leone and southern Guinea as far as Ghana

  • Habitat

    tropical rainforests

  • Diet

    Fruits, flowers, leaves, seeds, snails, worms

  • Status


  • Size

    approx. 1.2 m

  • Weight

    Females up to 4 kg
    Male up to 7 kg

  • Gestation period

    approx. 5 months

  • Achievable age

    over 30 years

Threat Categories of IUCN

Acrobatic feats

Diana monkeys are treetop artistes who have adapted perfectly to their habitat. Measuring up to 75 cm, their tails are longer than their torsos, helping them to keep their balance on the swaying branches.


Did you know that?

Diana monkeys have particularly long,
springy legs and skilful grippin hands ideally suited to climbing.
They live at the very top of rainforest trees.

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Opening hours

Today, 2. August
9:00 - 18:30
Last admission: 17:00
All opening hours

Feedings & Trainings

  • No public Animal feeding & training sessions are taking place at this time.


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