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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|

Have a Happy Father’s Day at Monkey Haven

Pictured: Monkey Haven Dads include Peppino the Capuchin, a father of four; Don Walser, Founder of Monkey Haven with his son and right hand man, Antony; Drey the Rhesus Macaque with cheeky Minka behind him. We've got some got some great news for all you Dads out there! No, we're not offering a special deal [...]

By |2019-06-07T11:09:48+00:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: News|

Coming up: Rasmaya’s birthday!

It's Rasmaya's birthday on Monday 24th June 2019 Rasmaya, our singing Lar Gibbon, will soon be 39 years old! We'll be hosting a little party with treats and a healthy cake for Ras and her noisy daughter to share. If you would like to buy our favourite showgirl a birthday pressie, then please click here [...]

By |2018-10-17T14:22:38+00:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Birthdays, News|

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|

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|

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|