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Monkey World staff say thanks to visitors for primate gifts



Sunday 9th March 2014

Monkey World staff have thanked everyone who took part in their 'Kid for a Quid' initiative.

The primate rescue centre, near Wool, ran the programme during half term. Any child bringing along a 'present' for the monkeys and apes was given entry to the park for £1.


Monkey World staff say thanks to visitors for primate gifts

Presents requested were pairs of socks, chewable Vitamin C tablets or packets of dried fruit.

A Monkey World spokesman said: "We would like to thanks all the visitors who came along anf brought donations for the primates. Especially those who persevered with the stormy weather and still ahd a great time on the rainiest days."

The socks are stuffed with treats, tied up and hung in enclosures, so the monkeys have to find a way to get to the goodies inside, said the spokesman.

She added: "Chewable Vitamin C tablets are given to the primates to supplement their diet, paricularly in the winter months when they can help to keep colds at bay.

"And all the primates just love dried fruit. Small dried fruit pieces are used in scatter feeds, so that the monkeys and apes have to hunt to find them, keeping them stimulated and offering a godd source of nutrients to keep them healthy."

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