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.

Coming soon: Diamond & Jubilee’s birthday!

It's Diamond and Jubilee's birthday on Sunday 2nd June 2019 These tiny twins, who were born at Monkey Haven, will soon be 7 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 |2019-05-07T09:56:08+00:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Birthdays, News|

We get a gold star for being green!

Keepers pictured in the bike hoops (L to R): Lizzy Mcnamara, Sarah Pulman, Terri Cook & Charlotte Cooke The Keepers at Monkey Haven are going bananas after being awarded a Gold in Visit Isle of Wight's Green Star scheme. That's the top award possible! The scheme celebrates tourism businesses that are proud to be green [...]

By |2019-05-15T14:05:27+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

Meet baby Groot!

We have some happy news about our beautiful new Eurasian Eagle Owl! This adorable owlet was born on April 5th, to Rocco and Sandy, just in time for Easter - it's the second baby they've hatched, following the birth of Twiglet last year (Twiglet is pictured above, with mum Sandy). After a blissful start in [...]

By |2019-05-03T12:05:13+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|

Leaflet alert!

Look out for these little beauties at a leaflet rack near you! These are brand new leaflets for 2019, with a handy little map inside, keeper talk times, and snippets of info on your favourite animals including Djimmy and his squeaky toy pig! Our cover star this year is lovely Xhabu, who was one of [...]

By |2019-05-02T11:45:32+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

Whooooo’s got a lovely new home then?

Thank you to everyone who's contributed to our Aviary Appeal, we're a charity and appreciate every penny that you have donated to us. As you can see, our pampered Barn Owls have settled in really well to their new double aviary - and as soon as we can, we'll start building super smart aviaries for [...]

By |2019-04-26T10:50:06+00:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

Come and be AmaZed by our A-Z!

Notice anything different about our New World Monkey House? Well you should do, because it's now covered with brightly coloured information boards - our A-Z of the AmaZing AmaZon! You can find out all kinds of fun facts about the incredible animals, insects and birds that come from the Amazon basin. That includes toxic frogs, [...]

By |2019-04-24T11:11:27+00:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: News|

We want an A* for Accessibility

At Monkey Haven we want to get an A* for Accessibility, and we're doing all we can to make the Park a safe and relaxing place for all our visitors. We have wide, flat paths that are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, lots of benches dotted around, disabled toilets, wide doors, baby changing, disabled parking, [...]

By |2019-04-17T14:45:50+00:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

We’ll miss you Crotchet

We have very sad news about Crotchet, our beautiful female Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur. She had been battling major health problems, including inoperable tumours. Unfortunately they proved too much for her, and she was put to sleep yesterday by the Vet. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her Keepers. Crotchet had reached the ripe old age [...]

By |2019-04-05T12:21:49+00:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: News|

Meet Mary, Mungo & Midge, three plucky survivors

Come and meet these little cuties at Monkey Haven – they’re so cheeky and adorable, you would never guess that they were raised in squalor and were close to death, before being given a ‘forever home’ on the Isle of Wight… Scrunching up their eyes, to see in the darkness, the rescuers recoiled in horror.  [...]

By |2019-04-02T16:11:34+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Rescue|

Monkey Haven socks it to the Zoo Inspectors!

Pictured above: The Keepers' new socks, and gorgeous Xhabu. The Keepers at Monkey Haven are delighted with the results of their latest Zoo Inspection. Every three years, a team goes behind the scenes to dig around, checking everything from every angle, over a rigorous six hours. The team included a Zoo Inspector, a member of [...]

By |2019-03-19T22:12:01+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: News|

We’re jumping for joy after winning a BIG tourism award

We are so happy to announce that Monkey Haven has won a top award from VisitEngland for providing 'outstanding experiences' for our visitors. This week, we scooped the 'Best Told Story Accolade 2018' in the tourist board's annual Visitor Attraction Accolades. This award is very sought after and given to attractions or tours that tell [...]

By |2019-02-14T12:38:41+00:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: News|

Mamma mia, check out this cutie!

Our monkeys love surprises - and this little sweetie is one of them! Lulu the Capuchin gave birth to this adorable baby on December 21st, and both are doing really well. It's Lulu's fourth baby, as she's also mum to three very cheeky monkeys, Malou, Milo and Machu. During February half term's Love Week, we'll [...]

By |2019-02-05T11:54:36+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

So cute!!! Meet the new arrival

Isn't this the cutest thing you've ever seen? Lulu the Capuchin gave us all a little gift when she presented the Keepers with this bundle of fluff over Christmas. Mother and baby are both doing really well, and the other Capuchins are very curious but gentle with the new arrival. The baby will be carried [...]

By |2019-01-10T13:55:54+00:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |