Wortham World of Primates
Meet Some of the Primates
About the Wortham World of Primates
Wortham World of Primates is your chance to see some of the world’s most fascinating and intelligent creatures up close and personal. Nestled in a natural setting, walk down the winding boardwalk to see a wide variety of rare and endangered primates, including lemurs, mandrills, siamangs, howler monkeys, tamarins, and more. Observe the animals along the way as they interact with each other, play with toys and treats provided by zoo keepers, and exhibit behaviors that they do in the wild. As you near the end of your walk, be sure not to miss the orangutans enjoying their play structure. You can even get face to face with an orangutan as you watch each other through the glass!
Behind the Scenes
Amy enjoys working with the primates and takes pride in her responsibilities as a keeper. You may not see her, but behind the scenes, she is hard at work!
Meredith is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University. She’s been a primate keeper at the Houston Zoo for 2 years.