Home to over 240 rescued and endangered primates
f you’ve even the slightest interest in monkeys, then you’re going to love this place. However, we’d better point out that Monkey World isn’t a zoo – it’s a primate rescue centre. Set up in 1987 by Jim Conin and his wife, the centre helps monkeys from all over the world get a new start in life, after being rescued from labs or the clutches of smugglers.
Spread out spaciously across this 65-acre sanctuary, you’ll find primates and apes in all shapes and sizes – from golden-cheeked gibbons and orangutans, to cheeky little squirrel monkeys and good old chimpanzees. In fact, Monkey World is home to the largest group of chimps outside of Africa – and they’re living together happily in four separate social groups.
Why not load up the picnic hamper, and head down here with your own little troop? After spending the morning strolling the grounds, watching the likes of Peggy the chimp monkeying about with her friends, you could tuck into an feast al fresco feast.