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Go Wild at Monkey World

Daily Echo

Let your little monkeys go wild this Easter.

Monkey World in Wool will be open all across the Easter holiday, from 10am to 5pm, with lots to see and do for young and old.

Set up in 1987 by Jim Cronin, and run with his wife Alison, the sanctuary was originally started to provide a home for abused chimpanzees.

Now the centre is home to more than 230 primates and includes chimpanzees, woolly monkeys and orang utans, all of which are endangered.

There have been couple of new additions to the park in recent months, including baby orang utan Ayla and baby chimp, Jin. As well as seeing the primates, visitors can learn more about them with half hourly keeper talks and various feedings.

Set within 65 acres of woodland, the park has many woodland parks and boasts the great ape play area, the largest children’s play site in the south. There are also swings for disabled children.

Monkey World’s marketing and PR manager, Sarah Lambert, said: “It’s about combining fun with conservation and animal education.”

For more information call 01929 462537.

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