All posts tagged: monkey

A visit to Monkey World Dorset

GTO’s Sarah Jeffery recently visited Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset. Open every day of the year except Christmas Day, the rescue centre has assisted governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild since it was set up by Jim Cronin in 1987. Monkey World was originally created to […]

First new arrivals since 2017 for Monkey Forest

Keepers at Trentham Monkey Forest had been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first baby monkeys for two years after spotting females showing signs of pregnancy recently. They were thrilled when not one but THREE new Barbary macaques were born, including two males and one female. The Barbary macaques are an endangered species with only […]

Evolution of extinct Jamaican monkey species revealed

International conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) has today announced that analysis of bones from an extinct monkey species found in Jamaica reveal it experienced an extraordinary evolution. The mysterious monkey – named Xenothrix  – was discovered by teams from ZSL, London’s Natural History Museum and the American Museum of Natural History in New York […]

Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre Monkey World, the internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre, is home to over 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes. Opened in 1987 to provide abused Spanish beach chimpanzees with a permanent home, 30 years on the site is now a sanctuary for primates from all over the world including the […]

Family fun at Monkey World this Halloween

Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset provides sanctuary for over 250 rescued and endangered primates of more than 20 different species from around the world. Daily keeper talks provide a captivating insight into life at the park with guided tours available to pre-book. The park relies upon visitor entry fees and donations in order to […]

A visit to Chimpanzee Eden at Twycross

Val Baynton from the Discover Animals team was invited to the official launch of Chimpanzee Eden at Twycross Zoo last month, and tells us more about her visit here. The first five years of a 25-year plan, which will see £55million invested in improving the infrastructure at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, has been completed with […]

First public appearance for little langur

Belfast Zoo celebrated the birth of an endangered François langur in late 2017 and the little monkey recently made his first appearance for visitors. The latest arrival has been named Huaidan, meaning ‘rascal’ in Chinese, and joins five more of these stunning leaf-eating primates at Belfast Zoo’s monkey house. Adult François langurs are black in […]

New monkey arrivals for Twycross Zoo

If you hope to see some baby monkeys over the half term break a visit to Twycross Zoo in the Midlands would make the perfect day out. There are four new babies to visit at the zoo, including the critically endangered black-headed spider monkey, a bright orange dusky langur and a pair of the world’s […]

Easter monkeys at Stoke on Trent

Trentham Monkey Forest, in Stoke on Trent, will be encouraging visitors to take part in an Easter trail around its grounds this weekend – with a little help from the monkeys too, of course! The popular monkey forest, which is set in the 750 acres on the Trentham Estate, allows its 140 animals to live […]

Beatrix Potter characters unwrapped at Longleat

Giant illuminated versions of Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Squirrel Nutkin are among thousands of Chinese lanterns being unwrapped at Longleat in Wiltshire in preparation for its Festival of Light event, which runs from 11th November to 2nd January. The much-loved children’s characters will feature in a series of scenes recreating famous episodes from Beatrix Potter’s […]

Naturetrek releases over 40 new wildlife tours

Wildlife specialist Naturetrek has released its 2017 brochure, packed with unique and innovative trips, treks and cruises expertly guided by leading naturalists. The 2017 programme includes over 40 new tours to the best wildlife locations around the globe.  There’s particular growth in tours closer to home in the UK and Europe, as well as in […]