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It’s Beau’s birthday today!

Happy birthday to Beau, who's 9 years old today! We'll be hosting a little party with treats and a healthy cake for Beau and his friends to share. If you would like to buy this beautiful Tawny Owl a birthday pressie, then he certainly won't mind if it's a bit late! Please choose a special [...]

By |2019-09-12T20:46:56+00:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Birthdays, News|

Fall in love with our animals this Love Week

Pictured above: The lovely Langurs; big hearted Xhabu; and two slides of the sweet Squirrel Monkeys Swing on by to Monkey Haven – and fall in love with the rescued monkeys, owls, meerkats and other exotic creatures. We're hosting a Love Week during half term (15th - 23rd February). There will be rescue stories to warm [...]

By |2020-01-22T11:01:20+00:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: News|

Our Keepers are on ‘toad patrol’

Picture: Supporters of 'toad patrol' include comedian Russell Brand Our Keepers will be on 'toad patrol' over the next six weeks, joining other Islanders in a bid to reduce the number of squashed amphibians on the roads. Common toads are declining in the UK and thousands are killed each Spring as they make their way [...]

By |2020-01-17T16:32:59+00:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: News|

Free cuppas for crafters

Pictured in the slideshow: the Keepers learning to knit, under the watchful eye of Joan Walser (the wife of Monkey Haven's founder, Don Walser). You can also see Kookie the Kookaburra plus Oz, Sheila, Bill and Bong, our rescued Boobook owls - these beautiful birds are all native Australians. Are you a knitting demon? Clever at [...]

By |2020-01-15T17:34:05+00:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: News|

We’ve struck GOLD in the Beautiful South Awards… again!

Picture 1: Our new Gold award! Picture 2: Kelly and David Wickes from Monkey Haven (centre) at the Beautiful South Awards 2019-20. Presenter Simon Calder is on the far right.  Picture 3: Shiny Happy People at Monkey Haven. Don Walser, Founder of Monkey Haven (far right) with the award-winning team. From left: Antony, Emily, Jordan, [...]

By |2020-01-08T17:05:41+00:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

Fingers crossed for a big new award… and we’re ‘commended’ for being green!

Everyone's got their fingers crossed at Monkey Haven - as we've been shortlisted for a major award and we'll find out if we're a winner very soon! We've reached the finals of the 'Small Visitor Attraction of the Year' category in 2019's Beautiful South Tourism Awards. This means that we could get a highly prized [...]

By |2019-10-29T13:07:42+00:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: News|

Goodbye lovely Djebra – you were one of a kind

We're so sad to report that beautiful Djebra – a Red-Tailed Guenon, who was the only one of his kind in the UK – has passed away at the age of 24. This characterful monkey used to be an illegal pet in Israel, until he was confiscated by the authorities and given his 'forever' home [...]

By |2019-10-15T14:57:06+00:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

Welcoming some very special children to Monkey Haven

Pictured: Cody Tosdivine with Groot the Eagle Owl, earlier this year; The Keepers with a giant monkey to give to Beaulieu House; from L to R Keeper Lilymae, Brendan (in orange), Rhys (in burgundy), Dave the monkey, Carer from Beaulieu House, and Keeper Carrie-Anne; Rhys with Dave the monkey. We have been welcoming some very [...]

By |2019-09-23T07:29:37+00:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: News|

Goodbye Geertje… we’ll miss you

Pictured above: Geertje; and Nanushka showing her broken arm caused by the in-fighting We're all head over heels for gorgeous Geertje the Barbary Macaque, so it breaks our hearts to say goodbye to him. However it's time to let go, and give this troubled monkey the chance of happiness in a bigger troop that will [...]

By |2019-06-23T19:57:33+00:00June 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|

Say hello to our new pocket Rocket

We are delighted to welcome Rocket, a Common Marmoset, to the Monkey Haven family. It's hard to believe it, but this two year old mini monkey was spotted up for sale on Instagram. An animal lover called Jade bought him, out of pity, when she saw the sad looking creature pictured in a tiny cage. [...]

By |2019-06-12T17:56:59+00:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: News, Rescue|

Meet the new giant gorilla at Monkey Haven

Pictured: The Keepers with the new arrival (L to R Sarah Pulman, Charlotte Cooke, Lizzy Mcnamara & Katie Gates from the Tea Room); the lorry bringing him to Monkey Haven; wheeling him in; with visitor Phoebe; and with Keeper Charlotte Cooke The Keepers at Monkey Haven have taken delivery of a massive new primate - [...]

By |2019-06-06T15:20:35+00:00June 4th, 2019|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 |2019-05-30T17:28:24+00:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: News|

We get the ‘thumbs up’ from TripAdvisor

We’ve had the ‘thumbs up’ from TripAdvisor – and now the Keepers at Monkey Haven are giving our supporters a big ‘thumbs up’ in return! Thanks to all our brilliant reviews on TripAdvisor, we’ve qualified for the 2019 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. This is only given out to attractions that have earned a [...]

By |2019-05-23T12:19:43+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: 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|