Monkey Haven

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About Monkey Haven

We're a happy home for rescued monkeys, birds of prey and many more exotic creatures - come and meet the animals at our sanctuary on the Isle of Wight.

Another TripAdvisor triumph – thanks everyone!

We are delighted to report that we've maintained our position in TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame, after receiving a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past five years! That's all thanks to YOU taking the time to write your lovely reviews. We appreciate all feedback - thanks so much for your support xx

By | May 24th, 2018|Categories: News|

Fruit & veg A-peel

Our monkeys get through over a trolley load of fruit and veg every week - and now, we're asking for your help to feed our gorgeous guzzlers. We are calling on all gardeners to dig deep... and support our Fruit & Veg A-peel. Perhaps you could donate some spare carrots from your garden. Or bring [...]

By | May 10th, 2018|Categories: News|

Wow! New adoption bundles

Fancy getting your hands on some Monkey Haven merch - and helping our animals at the same time? Then look no further than our new adoption packages. They're 100% awesome, and all proceeds will go towards the care of our gorgeous animals. Check 'em out now, from just £10 for a junior adoption, up to [...]

By | May 10th, 2018|Categories: News|

Come & monkey around this half term!

Swing on by and help us celebrate May half term - we're getting excited already! We've got loads planned and all will be revealed soon. On Monday 28th May, the Isle of Wight Bat Hospital will be flying by to introduce you to some rescued bats. Not only will you be able to find out [...]

By | May 9th, 2018|Categories: News|

Get the #happyapp & win free family tickets

Have you checked out our new free App yet? You can go on a banana trail around the park, get the goss on your favourite animals, and take your own souvenir selfies. The pictures above were taken by our crazy Keepers! We’re going to be giving away free family tickets for our favourite Appy snaps, [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Categories: News|

Coming soon: Diamond & Jubilee’s birthday!

It's Diamond and Jubilee's birthday on Saturday 2nd June 2018 These tiny twins, who were born at Monkey Haven, will soon be 6 years old! We'll be hosting a party with treats and a healthy cake for the Marmosets and their friends to share. If you would like to buy these special sweeties a pressie, [...]

By | May 7th, 2018|Categories: Birthdays, News|

Say hello to two new black and white beauties

We are so excited to welcome these two gorgeous Colobus monkeys, kindly donated by an animal park when they rehomed their collection. Ulna (pictured above, holding food) and her daughter Thumbelina (shown in close-up) are now settling into life at Monkey Haven, sharing a home with sweet Praia... and Djebra the Red-Tailed Guenon, who was [...]

By | March 20th, 2018|Categories: News|

We reopen on Sat 10 Feb – come and see us soon!

We're sooo excited to reveal that we'll be opening at 10am on Saturday 10th February after our little winter break. We'll be staying open every day from then on, throughout the spring, summer and autumn! We've been hard at work getting everything ready for our visitors, cleaning, powerhosing, redecorating, you name it. We've also been [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|Categories: News|

Double trouble

We're celebrating two new arrivals at Monkey Haven. Malou has given birth to a healthy baby Capuchin and Maya joins the Squirrel Monkeys, after being rescued by the AAP.

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: News|

Exciting news – Malou’s going to be a mummy!

The Keepers at Monkey Haven are delighted, and just a tad shocked, after discovering that Malou the Capuchin is pregnant! Check out the evidence - you can see the X-Ray above which clearly shows a baby monkey in her tum! We've kept it under wraps for the past couple of weeks, while her health was [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Categories: News|

Baby love

Just look at this little sweetie! The Common Marmoset was born at the Haven on 29th June, but sadly abandoned by his parents after their initial attempts at feeding him were unsuccessful. We tried several times to reunite them, without any luck. His life hung in the balance, until our caring Head Keepers, Terri and [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: News|

Wow! 1, 2, 3 groovy Grivets

We are so happy to welcome these groovy girls to Monkey Haven. Just look at them! Not 1. Not 2. But 3 gorgeous Grivets, also known as African Green Monkeys. We love everything about them - their fluffy sideburns, playful nature and even the way they eat bugs. Our newbies were donated to us by [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: News|

Excellent news!

We are delighted to announce that we've been awarded a highly desirable Certificate of Excellence, for the seventh year running. Our 2017 award is thanks to the "consistently great reviews" that we've received on TripAdvisor from our lovely visitors, who've put us in the No 1 spot for the Island for the past two years. [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: News|

A big welcome to two monkeys… and a pig!

We're pleased to welcome two new monkeys to the Monkey Haven family - plus their squeaky toy pig! Djimmy and Buna are two gorgeous Cherry-Crowned Mangabeys, brought together to live happily ever after at Monkey Haven. Djimmy was found wandering along a busy road in Germany. Nobody really knew what to do with him, so [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: News|

Monkey Mania – the amazing story of Monkey Haven

People have been asking us... how did you start Monkey Haven? Can I set up a Monkey Haven too? Settle down with a cuppa and read the story of how we came into existence, battling through money worries, personal crises and extreme highs and lows. It's a rollercoaster of a read, so hang onto your [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: News|

Introducing marvellous Milan

Pictures shown above: Milan now at Monkey Haven X-ray showing the injury that was probably caused by the previous owner forcing her into a dress The picture of Milan used to sell her online Meet Milan – our new adorable Squirrel Monkey who is now settling into Monkey Haven after a traumatic start in life. [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|

OMG we’re the No 1 small attraction in England!!

We're totally reeling from the incredible news that we're the No 1 Small Visitor Attraction in England! In a ceremony today, at London's swanky Hilton Wardorf, we were given the top award possible by VisitEngland in the 2017 Awards for Excellence: a very gorgeous GOLD! Comedian Sue Perkin presented us with the little beauty shown [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

Top award: wish us luck!

Monkey Haven has been shortlisted by VisitEngland in their Awards for Excellence 2017 as one of the top three small visitor attractions in the country!! Monkey Haven's Founder, Don Walser, and his daughter, Kelly Wickes, will be heading up to the big Island for a swanky ceremony at London's Hilton Waldorf. On Monday 24 April, [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

Aaahhhhhhhh!!! New baby alert!

We've all gone totally baby crazy with the arrival of a new little Capuchin. The sweetest bundle of fur made his or her first appearance on Saturday morning, just in time for Easter (we don't know yet if it's a male or female, all will be revealed in due course). Mum Lulu has been keeping [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

We’re one of the Top 3 small attractions in England!

We are soooo excited to announce that Monkey Haven has been selected by the national tourist board as one of top three small attractions in the country! We've been shortlisted by VisitEngland in the prestigious Awards for Excellence 2017, which celebrate the very best in English tourism. The winners will be announced at a glittering [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Categories: News|