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Monkey World, Wareham

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#1 of 40 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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  • We were staying in Weymouth for Carnival week, and decided to visit Monkey World as a treat for my Nephew. Each time I visit it seems to get better and better. So many Monkeys of different species, mo...  more »
  • Wear sturdy shoes to get across the car park and pot holes, almost broke my ankle as I got out of the car. Quite a busy day, mainly adults watching what few monkeys were in the their enclosures, which...  more »
  • If your into your monkeys and apes this is the place to come. We have been a few times over the years and there is always something new or different. Plenty of places for the kids to play if they get ...  more »

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