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Snowdon Aviary ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo News 30 July 2021

Landmark footage shared by ZSL London Zoo shows the historic moment the famous Snowdon Aviary is ‘unwrapped’ - signaling a defining moment in the iconic structure’s restoration journey. The dramatic footage shows experts abseiling down the Grade II listed building onFriday 30 July 2021 to carefully peel away the first of 200 mesh panels wrapped around it in 1965 - starting the one-year countdown to its summer 2022 rebirth as a new home for a troop of Eastern black and white colobus monkeys.   
To celebrate the renovation project’s milestone, the Zoo also revealed today that the former aviary will be renamed Monkey Valley when it opens next summer - in recognition of its new role as the primate troop’s new home.   

In January 2021 Pringle Richards Sharratt were appointed by the Zoological Society London (ZSL) to act as client Technical advisors on the refurbishment of the Grade II* listed iconic structure the Snowdon Aviary.  PRS sits alongside the ZSL and project managers Mace ensuring that quality is maintained and that all sensitive heritage features are respected and safeguarded. Together with Mace we assist in monitoring progress of the works.