A sprawling, 26.3 hectares (65 acres) complex, Monkey World serves both as a tourist attraction and as a refuge for mistreated primates brought to the center from all over the world. The sanctuary originally opened in 1987 to create a home for chimpanzees, but later expanded its operations to its current scale. In 2008, the operation pulled off one of the world’s biggest rescue missions by providing refuge for 88 Chilean capuchin monkeys. Make your way around the various exhibits to view 13 different primate species. Learn more about a particular species by sitting in for one of the refuge's daily talks--check the website for a schedule. If you have at least five people in your group, you can arrange a guided tour, which lasts approximately 75 minutes. Plan my Wareham trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
Monkey World Reviews
Door vertraging van vliegtuig en trein kwamen we pas om 15.30 aan bij monky world , had een groter opgezet park verwacht , en vele apen werden al in hun nachtverblijf gelokt dus was voor ons een beetj... more »Due to a delay of airplane and train we only arrived at 15.30 at Monky World, had a larger park expected, and many monkeys were already lured into their night stay so was a bit disappointing for us and stood again after 1 hour outside the gate
We went on a very rainy day, but glad we did take the opportunity whilst in the area. It is not expensive to go in, the primates are kept healthy, clean and happy. The enclosures are big enough with i... more »
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