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1 of 1 The red-capped mangabeys are part of a European breeding programme for the species All photos: Patrick Bolger
The red-capped mangabeys are part of a European breeding programme for the species All photos: Patrick Bolger

In the final episode of the current series of The Zoo on RTÉ One tonight, Thursday June 12, at 7:00pm, a bachelor group of four red-capped mangabeys arrive at Dublin Zoo and meet their new neighbours in the Gorilla Rainforest.

The red-capped mangabeys are part of a European breeding programme for the species.

Helen Clarke Bennett, Team Leader at the African Plains, said: "It has been very exciting to watch the red-capped mangabeys and the gorillas getting used to each other over the past few weeks. 

"When the time came for them to meet face to face things could not have gone better. The younger gorillas in particular are very curious about the mangabeys and keen to get to know and play with them."

Also on Thursday evening's episode, the team members at Dublin Zoo share the fun of the baby giraffe born to mum Maeve, while we get up close again with the golden lion tamarins in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil.

For more on Dublin Zoo, visit: www.dublinzoo.ie.

Red-capped mangabeys

 Red-capped mangabeys

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