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Tortoise

At Monkey Haven: This is Freddie the Spur-Thighed Tortoise - he makes occasional star appearances at our Keeper Talks, which are held throughout the day. Please ask to see him if you want to say hello! The lowdown: The Spur-Thighed (or Greek) Tortoise is found in places including North Africa, Southern Europe and Southwest Asia. [...]

By |2015-11-12T17:41:31+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Animals, More|

Meerkats

At Monkey Haven: Come and meet our mischievous mob of Meerkats - they love digging around, grooming each other, and people watching. These fascinating animals are rescued pets - they used to be kept in cramped, unsuitable conditions. Now, they have lots of space to play and have everything they need. The little desert-dwellers were donated [...]

By |2018-10-17T14:24:16+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Animals, More|

Muller’s Gibbons

At Monkey Haven: Come and meet our adorable Muller's Gibbons - we've got mischievous Kajan (who's always up to tricks) and her long-suffering mum, Bono. Beautiful Bono is one of the oldest primates that we care for. She's great at grooming and will even give the keepers a little manicure to keep their cuticles in [...]

By |2015-11-12T17:43:28+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Animals, Monkeys|

White-Throated Capuchins

At Monkey Haven: We have an adorable family of White-Throated Capuchins, including a new little cutie, who was born at the Haven in September 2015. Mum Lulu looks protectively after her two kids - while they, of course, run rings around her. Lulu and her mate, Peppino, both had unhappy backgrounds as maltreated pets - [...]

By |2018-10-17T14:24:16+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Animals, Monkeys|

Marmosets

At Monkey Haven: Our marvellous marmosets are very happy and good-natured. They love scampering around their enclosure and scooting up and down their tunnels. The lowdown: These New World sweeties are smaller than a ruler, and rarely go beyond 20cm. They're one of the smallest monkeys in the world. Marmosets are native to South America [...]

By |2017-06-22T13:28:57+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Animals, Monkeys|

Lar Gibbons

At Monkey Haven: We've got two Star Gibbons - oops, Lar Gibbons - and that's Somer and her mother Rasmaya. You'll probably hear them before you see them! These showgirls will try and grab your attention with their melodic singing and acrobatic feats. If you walk away, they'll try and lure you back by singing even louder! [...]

By |2018-10-17T14:24:17+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Animals, Monkeys|

Barn owls

At Monkey Haven: We've got a very special spot in our hearts for the Barn Owls, as they inspired Don Walser to set up an animal sanctuary, which eventually became Monkey Haven. Our beautiful Barn Owls include Olivia - who used to be known as Oliver, until she laid a clutch of eggs. We operate [...]

By |2015-11-12T17:56:14+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Animals, Birds|

Kookaburras

At Monkey Haven: Come and meet Kookie the Kookaburra - tell him a joke, and if it's good enough, he'll respond with his characteristic call, that sounds like someone laughing! If you do make him laugh, please share the joke with us on Twitter! The lowdown: The laughing kookaburra is the largest member of the [...]

By |2018-10-17T14:24:18+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Animals, Birds|