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Historic Monkey Island Has Been Closed

The Washington Park Zoo Monkey Island is closed indefinitely due to deterioration of the exhibit.  After 80 years of operation the exhibit is considered no longer safe to exhibit monkeys or to be serviced by zoo employees.  Monkey Island will be closed until further notice and will eventually be restored after a major renovation takes place.  The zoo has plans to design a new modern monkey island exhibit and will unveil those once they have been set.