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Celebrate International Orangutan Day at Monkey World

Monday the 19th of August is International Orang-utan Day and Monkey World in Dorset is celebrating with a day dedicated to our orange cousins.

Visitors can learn all about these amazing creatures and their plight in the wild while meeting the 15 orangutans that live at Monkey World. The Ape Rescue Centre is home to over 250 endangered and rescued primates of more than 20 different species from around the world.

During your visit, compare your arm span to an orangutan, make some fun food feeders – bring old clean socks and small plastic bottles for this – and learn more about the devastating impact of the palm oil industry.

Follow signs on the day to find all the activities and enjoy entertainment from Ukelele band Uke Box Glory at 2:15 pm.

At Monkey World, the orangutans live in three groups, which also includes Europe’s official orangutan crèche, where orphaned youngsters can grow up with their own kind.

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