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Great for monkeys and humans!
Monkey World (Dorset)
Member Name: nodbod1
Monkey World (Dorset)
Advantages: Animals rescued from horrible conditions and given excellent care. Great place to visit.
Disadvantages: Probably not as good to visit in the poor weather
I visited monkey world in September 2012 with my partner and our parents. It was one of the more expensive activities that we did on holiday but the money is all spent on looking after the monkeys, most of which have been rescued from being poorly looked after pets, laboratory testing animals or were used by their owners to make money (e.g paraded up and down beaches).
My mum is disabled and on entry to the park there are scooters that can be borrowed for a £10 returnable deposit (plus some identification). It is a long walk round the site so this i a very good idea for anyone with mobility difficulties.
It was a lovely day when we visited and I would recommend visiting on a dry day because it is uncovered walking around the grounds. There are some covered viewing areas though.
The monkeys are in authentic surroundings so off course sometimes they're off doing their own thing but I did feel that the park had managed to get a very good balance between giving the monkeys an excellent life and enabling the public to learn more and see these wonderful animals up close. There's bound to be a monkey doing something daft and making you laugh when you visit!
The monkeys are clearly extremely well looked after. They have lots of space and lots of things to keep them busy and happy. It is very touching to read the stories of where they have come from and to see how happy they are now.
I had never actually seen the series 'Monkey Life' but have since watched it. This was filmed at mnkey world and is a documentary following different events including showing animals being rescued from their previous living situations. I would recommend seeing the show before or after your visit.
The local area is also beautiful so I recommend seeing more of the local area, in particular Arne nature reserve and Corfe Castle
Summary: Highly reccomended
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