It’s Monkey Business at St Andrews Aquarium as the attraction celebrates new arrivals

Visitors to St Andrews Aquarium are in for a surprise this Summer as the popular Fife tourist attraction launches a special giveaway to celebrate two of its newest arrivals.

A pair of Common Marmosets, one of the world’s smallest species of monkey at just seven inches tall, are two of the latest additions to the recently refurbished St Andrews Aquarium.

To celebrate the mischievous monkeys new home visitors will be gifted toy replicas to take home, and will have the chance to win an annual pass to the Aquarium by posting a selfie with their monkey on their Summer holiday.

Alongside the marmosets, called Charlie and Lola, the Aquarium welcomes a range of new additions, including the world’s most venomous fish, the Stone Fish, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, Giant Grasshoppers, Blue Dart Frogs and a whole host of new tropical fish.

John Mace, Managing Director of St Andrews Aquarium, commented:

“We are constantly evolving here at St Andrews Aquarium, with a recent refurbishment under our belt we have added even more interesting and exotic creatures for our visitors to enjoy.

“To some of our visitors, seeing marmosets in an aquarium may be surprising, however their enclosure is part of our wider education programme highlighting the effects of deforestation on our lands and seas. Everything is connected and it is important for us to showcase the whole ecosystem.”

As well as visiting the marmosets, visitors to the attraction can get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful and dangerous creatures from the watery worlds. Meanwhile, feeding experiences with Aquarium’s resident penguins, seals or meerkats is also a popular activity.

For visitors who are brave enough, reptile handling sessions take place twice daily with a fabulous selection of reptiles on display including iguanas, Chinese Water Dragons and snakes galore.

St Andrews Aquarium is open seven days a week from 10am – 6pm, with last entry at 5pm.To find out more about St Andrews Aquarium visit the website