Adenauerallee 3, 30175 Hanover, Germany
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old world monkeys; jungle
The Hanuman langurs have been part of the Jungle Palace in Hanover Zoo since 1997. The exhibit aims at providing behavioural enrichment for the animals, but also at achieving close proximity for the visitors.
The Hanuman langurs with their black faces are sacred in India, and are regularly seen inhabiting temples. In Hanover Zoo, too, the Hanuman langurs have "reconquered the former state apartments of the maharajah".
The exhibit is part of the Jungle Palace in Hanover Zoo. The visitor area here is a grand inner courtyard between the Indian elephant enclosure, the palace building and the langur exhibit.
Visitors and Hanuman langurs are seperated by a 265m² water moat. The accessible land area of the Hanuman langurs is 185m².
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- construction work: Albert Fischer gmbh, Elze, Germany
- landscaping: Egbert Bente Garten- und Landschaftsbau, Hehlen, Germany
- decorative plasterwork: Fabrice Kennel e.u.r.l, Arbois, France
- decorative plasterwork: l'impressione wood and rock decoration, Isernhagen, Germany
- decoration, light planning: SSP Schmitz Schiminski Partner GbR, Hildesheim, Germany
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The main area of the exhibit is planted with grass and a few selective bamboo-plantings.
FEATURES DEDICATED TO ANIMALS:
The Hanuman langurs use a simulated old pagoda and ruins of the palace walls for climbing or sitting in higher positions and for observing their surroundings.
The ledges and statues provide excellent opportunities for wild jumps. Statues, hanging ruins, pendants, as well as the fountain, inspire to explore and engage. Fake pots and vases, natural soil and other hiding places can be used for behavioural enrichment in the feeding process.
FEATURES DEDICATED TO KEEPERS:
FEATURES DEDICATED TO VISITORS:
The visitor views across a water moat, which is a natural barrier for the Hanuman langurs. A broad balustrade keeps the visitor away from the water.
The visitor area is part of the grand inner courtyard of the Jungle Palace.
Once a day the langurs are fed during an interpretive talk when the keeper tells about the species and the individual monkeys.
The Hanuman langurs breeding program is managed by Hanover Adventure Zoo.