To protect our rescued monkeys and apes and our dedicated team at the park during the ongoing coronavirus situation, we are taking steps to limit potential exposure of our primates in every way we can.
As you are aware, the safety and wellbeing of our rescued monkeys and apes is, and always will be, our first priority.
To this end, we have taken the decision to close the park to the public, effective from 5pm today, Tuesday 17th March 2020. All scheduled Monkey World events, guided tours and bookings are cancelled until further notice. Our office staff will be in contact with anyone who had a booking of this nature.
We will also not be in a position to accept any donations of blankets, towels, socks, bottles or other second-hand items for enrichment until further notice.
Whilst we apologise for the inconvenience this may cause, we hope you understand that the welfare, health and well-being of our rescued and endangered primates is of the upmost importance to us and this of course also includes reducing the contact risk to our Primate Care Staff and the rest of our team at the park.
At present all our monkeys and apes seem fine but we are moving ahead with enhanced quarantine procedures in order to try and prevent the spread of the coronavirus throughout the park. Very little is known about how this virus will affect our non-human primates so we are doing everything we can to protect them.
We will keep you updated as to how everyone is and hope that you will continue to support our primate rescue and rehabilitation work through our Amazon Wish List or by donating fruit and vegetables through supermarket delivery services.
Your support and understanding mean the world to us. We wish you and your families the very best during this difficult time and will keep you in touch with our family.
Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre