Some of Blackpool Zoo's favourite monkeys and apes

Some of Blackpool Zoo's favourite monkeys and apes over the years

After the sad news of the death of Vicky the Orangutan earlier this week, we take a look back at some other favourite monkey and ape faces at the zoo.

Always a popular attraction, the monkeys and apes at Blackpool Zoo have been a long-standing fixture.Vicky, the orangutan, lived to be 34, before her death was announced earlier this week. As well as orangutans, over the years, the zoo has been home to chimpanzees, spider monkeys and gibbons. We take a look back at some other favourite monkey and ape faces at the zoo.

Spider monkeys, at Blackpool Zoo, in 1975
Spider monkeys, at Blackpool Zoo, in 1975
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Spider monkey Pedro, and his teddy, at Blackpool Zoo, in February 1980
Spider monkey Pedro, and his teddy, at Blackpool Zoo, in February 1980
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Gibbon Island, at Blackpool Zoo, in 1975
Gibbon Island, at Blackpool Zoo, in 1975
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Monkeys at the zoo in 1990
Monkeys at the zoo in 1990
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