Animal Talks and Feeding Times

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the animals at Port Lympne – which is the newest addition to our gorilla group and why is breeding gorillas important, which big cat’s spray smells like popcorn and why do we sometimes put perfume in their enclosures, or how to spot a Binturong - we have the answers!

Every day our education team head out around the park to share their knowledge with you. They can tell you almost anything about our animals, from what our largest silverback gorilla enjoys for breakfast to how many individuals are heading Back to the Wild.

You can find out when and where the talks will be by looking at the boards in each zone. The programme is updated daily, ensuring that you will hear a varied range of facts and stories about many different species during your visits. After each talk, our educators will always take time to answer your questions personally.  What will you ask when you join us at Port Lympne Reserve.

Some of our animals have varied feeding schedules to replicate how they would naturally feed in the wild so you may be lucky enough to see them at feeding time.  The primates below, however, have a set feeding schedule so please do wait for the keepers to arrive to see these precious primates enjoying their dinner!

Primate Feeding Times

Time Primate Location
11.00 Guinea baboons Open topped baboon enclosure, near rhinos
14.00 Belted lemur talk Near Bongo enclosure (between lemurs and drill baboons)
15.00 Gibbon talk Near Palace of the Apes
16.00 Black & white colobus and Debrazza monkeys Open topped enclosure, near Guinea baboons
16.00 Black capped capuchins Opposite Palace of the Apes

Subject to change at keepers' discretion.

The bachelor gorillas at the Gorilla Garden and the family group at the Palace of the Apes are fed at 12pm and 3pm daily.  (Please note that the Palace of the Apes is currently empty asDjala and his family have started their journey Back to the Wild.  A new family group will take their place soon.)

Please check the talk boards around the park for updates.  

Please note that there will be no public talks on the following dates in March 2014:  Thu 13th - Fri 14th, Wed 19th - Fri 21st, Sun 23rd, Thu 27th, Fri 28th.  We apologise for any inconvenience.