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Monkey World, Wareham

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 3,600+ reviews on the web
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. Put Monkey World and other Wareham attractions into our Wareham vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • visited here last week excellent place to see all monkeys up close , park is very clean and tidy , we spent nearly all day walking around cost £11.75 to go in and its well worth the money ,,, well don...  read more »
  • We had seen this place on television and intended for a long time to visit. It exceeded expectations in every way. It is bigger than we thought and is laid out beautifully with easy access to all area...  read more »
  • Monkey World was amazing! At £11.50 this was fantastic value for a day out! You can spend hours walking around the multitude of enclosures with the various species. Clearly this place is a labour of l...  read more »
  • We drove from the Midlands To visit Monkey World, well worth the trip. We were met by 'Mike' famous from the TV programme, and quite a celebrity, lots of selfies asked for!! He was delightful, he took us on a paid tour of all of the primates, explaining their plight and their rescue from different countries all over the world. Now they all look happy and free, and the space that they have is amazing. We finished our tour at the memorial to Jim Cronin, who must be very proud of what Alison, Jeremy, Mike and all of the staff at the Monkey World Rescue Centre are doing to carry on his work. I will visit again as I have adopted Gordon and want to see him and his crew again. Thank you all at Monkey World for the work that you do.
  • Went with my wife for the day, as psrt of her Chimpanzee Adoption program. It was very informative and professionally controlled equally by all employees, being experts in primate welfare. Hearing the plight of the majority of the 'residents' is very emotional and enlightening. Even though a cold Winter's day it was a thoroughly enjoyable day and we considered the best animal sanctuary we've ever seen. All the staff deserve international acknowledgement for what they have continued to achieve in Jim Cronin's name. Well done to his surviving wife Allison and all at Monkey World.
  • I have never visited as in person but I follow everything to do with their passions I even cry when the poor guys r gals old r young pass over the animals Rainbow Bridge. I do really believe in the work they in other parts of the world I just things it's disgusting the way poor animals are treated no matter where you look, the problem is if they keep getting choices & not jailed no matter country the live in it's such a mess they way they r treated I think if they can do that to animals what could they to people in general. They are just uneducated ppl & there needs to be more done in schools no matter whether they r elitist r poor it happens in all walks of life.
  • This isn't a review but a request for you to help Colchester zoo the orang-utan always has something hiding his face, the monkey enclosure is very small. I used to go there when my children were small I was horrified at my last visit.
  • An enjoyable day out with the family, lots to see, a play area for the kids, a little pricey some might say, but considering where it is going it can be understood. The cafe seems to be slipping as of late unfortunately.
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