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Monkey World, Wareham

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#1 of 46 in Wildlife in Dorset
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.
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  • Always try to visit Monkey World at least once a year ,it’s a very relaxing experience,the food is reasonably priced ,the only downside is finding suitabley priced accommodation.,After a good look on ...  more »
  • Has a coach driver i get to go to alot of these places .but i was veryuch blown away by the size of the rescue center . Staff knowledge .in the talks .never been such a place where you can actually se...  more »
  • Visited today & really enjoyed ourselves. Personally I loved the orangutan's & the keepers talk was really informative. Cafe had good variety with decent prices. Very impressed with the shop as lots o...  more »
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