A troop of endangered monkeys are set to move into Dundee’s Camperdown Wildlife Centre.
The zoo will welcome 11 endangered lion-tailed macaques this weekend.
The popular centre will be closed on Saturday to allow the monkeys to settle into their new home with the zoo reopening on Sunday at 10am.
Staff having been working behind the scenes to prepare their enclosure which has an extra house added with holding area plus three climbing frames and ropes connecting them to the two sycamore trees.
The troop are coming from Belfast Zoo and consists of four males and seven females. The youngest was is four months and the oldest, born in December 1997, is nearly 20-years-old.
Aileen Whitelaw, of Camperdown Wildlife Centre, expected the new additions to be very popular.
She said: “This is very exciting news for the centre and we can’t wait to welcome the public on Sunday.
“We expect the macaques to be extremely popular with visitors and we are delighted they will get an early chance to see them.
“A number of authorities across the country still have school holidays and we hope that families will take the opportunity to visit Dundee this weekend for a final outing.”
Lion-tailed macaques are classed as endangered and the total wild population is estimated to be less than 4,000 individuals, made up of 47 isolated subpopulations in seven different locations.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre opens daily 10am-3.30pm October to February and 10am to 4.30pm March to September. Last admission is 45 minutes before close.