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Monkey world - please support them
Monkey World (Dorset)
Member Name: tigger1978
Monkey World (Dorset)
Date: 14/05/09, updated on 23/05/09 (48 review reads)
Advantages: see the monkeys playing happily
Disadvantages: there are sad storeys of the monkeys historys
We were down in Dorset and found a sign for Monkey World (- it is very near dorchester)...
After suggesting to some friends that I was going to visit monkey world I was entirely put off. They suggested to me that it was a horrible place and that the monkeys that lived there were distressed and uncared for.
We decided to visit despite their opinions and I was really glad that we did.
The monkey enclosures were fantastic, there was plenty of stimulation and play areas for the monkeys, lots of space for them to run around and play.
The monkeys had of course had a difficult life up until the point where they were rescued, but monkey world has given them a safe environment to live in. It was a great day, there were some fantastic moments where the monkeys came right up to the windows/cage and played to the audience.
Some people may think it cruel that the monkeys are kept here, but they need to remember that these monkeys were not taken from the wild, and most not reared in a zoo environment, but that they were rescued from all over the world, - from photographers, labs that tested on them, or from people attempting to keep them as pets. Go and visit and support them, they are doing a great job.
If you live close then why not sponsor a monkey and get free entry for the year.
Summary: helping disadvantaged monkeys
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